# How do you write 19.76 in scientific notation?

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Mar 26, 2018

#### Explanation:

Scientific notation is the way that electronic calculators easily handle very large numbers or very small numbers

The **exponent of 10** is the **number of places the decimal point must be shifted** to give the number in long form.

A **positive exponent** tells us that the decimal point is shifted that number of **places to the right. **

A **negative exponent** tells us that the decimal point is shifted that number of **places to the left. **

In scientific notation, the digit term indicates the **number of significant figures in the number. **

We have the value

For this value, we need to move decimal point 1 places to the right.

This means that the power of 10 will be positive 1.