Q: How is the number 1,234,570 written in Scientific Notation?

A: 1.23457 x 106

Why is 1,234,570 written as 1.23457 x 106 in scientific notation?

The purpose of scientific notation is for scientists to write very large, or very small, numbers with ease.

Calculating scientific notation for a positive integer is simple, as it always follows this notation:

a x 10b

Follow the steps below to see how 1,234,570 is written in scientific notation.

Step 1

To find a, take the number and move a decimal place to the right one position.

• Original Number: 1,234,570
• New Number: 1.234570

Step 2

Now, to find b, count how many places to the right of the decimal.

 New Number: 1 . 2 3 4 5 7 0 Decimal Count: 1 2 3 4 5 6

There are 6 places to the right of the decimal place.

Step 3

Building upon what we know above, we can now reconstruct the number into scientific notation.

Remember, the notation is: a x 10b

a = 1.23457 (Please notice any zeroes on the end have been removed)

b = 6

Now the whole thing:

1.23457 x 106

Step 4

106 = 1,000,000 x 1.23457 = 1,234,570

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