How do you write 8,475,000 in scientific notation?

Mar 8, 2018

The answer is $8.475 \times {10}^{6}$.

Explanation:

In scientific notation, the first step is to convert to a number equal to or greater than 1 and less than 10. So the first part will be 8.475.

The final answer is going to look like $8.475 \times {10}^{n}$. We just need to figure out the value of n. We are starting with 8,475,000. The decimal point is right after the last zero. How many spaces to the left do you have to move the decimal point to get it immediately to the right of the 8?

I count 6 spaces.

So the answer is $8.475 \times {10}^{6}$.

I hope this helps,
Steve