# How do you write #20,000,000# in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

Except for the value

scientific notation is always written in the form of

where

#color(red)("matissa")# is written as a single non-zero digit followed by a decimal point and an extended decimal fraction (by tradition at least one digit in the "extended decimal fraction").and the

#color(blue)("exponent")# is the power of#10# needed to raise the mantissa to the original value.