# How do you write #42,000# in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 30, 2016

#### Explanation:

These take a little bit of getting used to.

Multiply by 1 and you do not change the inherent value. 1 can be written in many ways. So you can change the way something looks without changing its inherent value.

Example: multiply 3 by 1 but in the form of

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The objective is to have just 1 non zero value to the left of the decimal point and everything else to its right.

Given:

Multiply by 1 but in the form of

But

So