# How do you write 360 000 000 in scientific notation?

Jun 7, 2017

$3.6 \cdot {10}^{8}$

#### Explanation:

The number has to be changed to contain 1 significant figure.
Count the number of zeros and put it in terms of 10^_.

Eg: $100 = {10}^{2}$, $10000000000 = {10}^{10}$

$360000000 = 36 \cdot {10}^{7}$

This is in 2 significant figures.
Change this to 1 significant figure, and multiply another power of 10.

$3.6 \cdot {10}^{8}$