# How do you write 700,000 in scientific notation?

Jul 29, 2016

$7.0 \times {10}^{5}$

#### Explanation:

We want our number in the form:

$\text{decimal"xx10^"movement of the point}$

Write your number and localize the decimal point:

$700 , 000 \textcolor{red}{.}$

now move the point to the left up to reaching the first non-zero number:

$7.00000$

Count the movements of your point (5 movements to the left) and use this value as positive exponent of $10$:

$7.0 \times {10}^{5}$