# Q: How is the number 1,337 written in Scientific Notation?

A: 1.337 x 103

## Why is 1,337 written as 1.337 x 103 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 1,337 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: 1,337
• New Number: 1.337

### Step 2

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

 New Number: 1 . 3 3 7 Decimal Count: 1 2 3

There are 3 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 = 1.337

b = 3

Now the whole thing:

1.337 x 103

### Step 4

103 = 1,000 x 1.337 = 1,337

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