# How do you write #3,500,000,000# in scientific notation?

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Jun 25, 2018

#### Explanation:

Given:

Scientific notation requires a decimal to the right of the left-most non-zero number.

If there is no decimal, place a decimal to the far-right of all of the numbers:

Now move the decimal to the left until it resides to the right of the left-most non-zero number. Count how many places the decimal has moved:

Remove the extra zeros unless this is a measurement: