# Q: How is the number 542,158 written in Scientific Notation?

A: 5.42158 x 10

^{5}
A: 5.42158 x 10^{5}

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 10 ^{b}**

Follow the steps below to see how 542,158 is written in scientific notation.

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

- Original Number: 542,158
- New Number: 5.42158

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

New Number: | 5 | . | 4 | 2 | 1 | 5 | 8 |

Decimal Count: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

There are **5** places to the right of the decimal place.

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

Remember, the notation is: **a x 10 ^{b}**

**a** = 5.42158

**b** = 5

Now the whole thing:

**5.42158 x 10 ^{5}**

Check your work:

10^{5} = 100,000 x 5.42158 = **542,158**

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