# How do you write 910.5 in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 18, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Keep the decimal point where it is but slide the number to the right 2 places giving:

But this is a different value so we need to add a mathematical correction.

If we have:

Now we change the format to:

You must end up with only 1 digit to the left of the decimal point for it to be in scientific notation

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Further example

Suppose we had:

Then this would be

Which ends up as: