# The distance between the sun and Mercury is approximately: 36,000,000 miles, how do you write it in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 24, 2018

#### Explanation:

1) Move the decimal point 7 positions to the left so that there is only one digit to the left of it.

2) Multiply that number by 10 raised to the power of 7 (the number of positions that the decimal point was moved).