# How do you write 8.2 x 10^5 in standard notation?

Sep 19, 2015

Either $8.2 \times {10}^{5}$ is already in standard notation
or you want $820 , 000$

#### Explanation:

"Standard notation" is often used as a synonym for scientific nation, in which case the given format is already in standard notation.

However, some people use "standard notation" for what we might think of as "common form"

To convert from scientific notation to common form move the decimal point in the mantissa (in this case $8.2$) to the right the number of places indicated by $10$'s exponent (in this case 5). [If the exponent is negative the decimal point will be moved to the left].