# How do you write #480,000# in scientific notation?

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Jan 3, 2016

#### Explanation:

There is always 1 digit in front of the comma in scientific notation, so we count how many times we must move the comma front he end of the number to get it to 1 digit in front.

Jan 3, 2016

#### Explanation:

scientific notation is a means of expressing very large or very small numbers in a shorthand form

the standard form is a x

first write 480000 as a number between 1 and 10 ie. 4.8

now we have to multiply by

so 480000 = 4.8 x