# How do you write 450,000 in scientific notation?

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Sep 1, 2016

#### Explanation:

*Consider that any number written in scientific notation must contain only one integer followed by a decimal point and the required number of significant figures.*

Also consider that

Therefore, assuming three significant figures is required (a standard scientific practice), the given number may be generally written as;

Given that the decimal place must essentially be "moved"