How do you write 540 in scientific notation?
The purpose of scientific notation is to write very small or very large numbers in a shorter more comprehensible form.
For instance, US debt is now about $18 trillion. This huge number looks like
Too many zeroes, is not it.
Say, you want to compare it with the distance from Earth to Sun, which is
Also a lot of zeroes.
To easier see the magnitude of a number it is represented in scientific notation as a number from 1 to 10 multiplied by a number 10 in some power.
Now it's obvious that the first number more than in