# How do you write 385 * 10^3 in scientific notation?

Jul 21, 2018

$= 3.85 \times {10}^{5}$

#### Explanation:

The format for scientific notation is:

$a \times {10}^{n}$ where $a \le 1 < 2$

$385 \times {10}^{3}$

$= 3.85 \times 100 \times {10}^{3}$

$= 3.85 \times {10}^{2} \times {10}^{3}$

$= 3.85 \times {10}^{5}$