# How to simplify #(6.2 times 10^3)(2 times 10^4) # in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 31, 2015

It is

#### Explanation:

First thing is to multiply the mantisses (

So first you get:

In scientiffic notation the rule is that mantisse has to be between 0 and 10, so you have to move the decimal point one place left increasing the exponent by 1 at the same time. Finally you get the answer: