# How do you write 833,000 in scientific notation?

May 14, 2018

$\implies 8.33 \times {10}^{5}$

#### Explanation:

You write a decimal containing the significant digits before the trailing zeroes.

$833 , 000 \implies 8.33000$

Then you multiply by a power of $10$. Since $833 , 000$ is shifted 5 decimal places to the left to arrive at $8.33000$, we multiply by ${10}^{5}$.

Hence, $8.33 \times {10}^{5}$ (we don't write the trailing zeroes).