How do you write #593775# in scientific notation?

1 Answer
May 14, 2016

Answer:

#593775 = 5.93775 xx 10^5#

Explanation:

Count the number of places by which you need to shift the number to the right (i.e. divide by #10#) in order to result in a mantissa in the range #[1, 10)#. This is your exponent.

In our example, we need to divide #593775# by #10# five times in order to get a number in the range #[1, 10)#:

#593775 = 5.93775 xx 10^5#