How do you write 890,000 in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Aug 5, 2017

Answer:

#8.9 xx 10^5#

Explanation:

Scientific notation is a way of writing very large or very small numbers using a power of #10#

It is written as #n xx 10^m#

#n# must be a number with one digit before the decimal comma,

ie #1<=n<10#

#m# must be an integer.

In the number #8color(blue)(90,000)#, move the decimal point #color(blue)(5)# places to the left

#890,000 = 8.9 xx 10,000#

#= 8.9 xx 10^color(blue)(5)#