# Q: How is the number 5,494,513 written in Scientific Notation?

A: 5.494513 x 106

## Why is 5,494,513 written as 5.494513 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 5,494,513 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: 5,494,513
• New Number: 5.494513

### Step 2

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

 New Number: 5 . 4 9 4 5 1 3 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 = 5.494513

b = 6

Now the whole thing:

5.494513 x 106

### Step 4

106 = 1,000,000 x 5.494513 = 5,494,513

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