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