# How do you write 34392.55 in scientific notation?

Apr 19, 2018

color(crimson)(=> 3.439255 * 10^4

#### Explanation:

$34392.55$

Scientific notation is a standard way of writing very large and very small numbers so that they’re easier to both compare and use in computations.

Step 1 : Move the decimal place to the left to create a new number from 1 up to 10.

Step 2 : Determine the exponent, which is the number of times you moved the decimal.

$N \cdot {10}^{a}$

$N = 3.439255$

$a = 4$

color(crimson)(=> 3.439255 * 10^4