Scientific notation is a method of writing very small or very large numbers. The first part will be a number between one and ten (typically a decimal) and the second part will be a power of 10. For example, 98,760 in scientific notation is 9.876 x 10^{4} with the 4 indicating the number of places the decimal point was moved to the left. A power of 10 with a negative exponent indicates that the decimal point was moved to the right. For example, 0.0123 in scientific notation is 1.23 x 10^{-2}.
Convert 4,912,000 to scientific notation.
4.912 x 10^{-5} | |
49.12 x 10^{5} | |
4.912 x 10^{6} | |
4.912 x 10^{7} |