# How do you write 634,000 in scientific notation?

Mar 2, 2016

You move the decimal point, untill you have just one non-zero in front of it.

#### Explanation:

You have to move 5 places , which means the exponent of the $10$-power will be $5$.
You move to the left , which means the power will be positive.

$= 6.34 \times {10}^{5}$

An other way would be to consider that:
$= 6.34 \times 100000 = 6.34 \times {10}^{5}$