What is 33,400 in a scientific notation?

1 Answer
Jun 24, 2016

Answer:

#3.34xx10^4#

Explanation:

Removing all insignificant digits from 33400 is necessary, get rid of the two zeros.

334 is the new number, three #color(red)hcolor(red)ucolor(red)ncolor(red)dcolor(red)rcolor(red)ecolor(red)dcolor(red)# thirty-four.

divide 334 by 100

#334/100=3.34#

3.34 is the correct number for scientific notation.

remember there were #color(blue)4# numbers that followed #color(red)3# in #color(red)3#3400, we use #color(blue)4# as the exponent of 10 when finalizing 33400 in scientific notation.

#3.34xx10^color(blue)4#= #33400#