# How do you write 5,880,000,000,000 in scientific notation?

Mar 20, 2016

$5.88 \times {10}^{12}$

#### Explanation:

Count all the digits an subtract one, this will be the exponent:

13-1=12

The mantissa will be the first digit separated from the others ignoring the trailing zeros:

5.88

Combining the two results, you will obtain:

$5.88 \times {10}^{12}$