# How do you write 33,400,000,000,000,000,000,000 in scientific notation?

Apr 17, 2016

$3.34 \times {10}^{22}$

#### Explanation:

$3.34 \times {10}^{22} = 33400000000000000000000$

You have to move the decimal space twenty-two times to the left and each time you move it to the left you are increasing the exponent by ${10}^{1}$. For example, 100 would be written in scientific notation as ${10}^{2}$ because you would need to move the decimal space two times to the left.

Remember that the number multiplied with ${10}^{x}$ needs to be between 1 and 10.

Therefore, in this case, the number needs to be 3.34. To attain this number, we would need to move the decimal twenty-two times to the left.

Thus the answer is $3.34 \times {10}^{22}$.