# Q: How is the number 987,543,248 written in Scientific Notation?

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A: 9.87543248 x 10^{8}

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 987,543,248 is written in scientific notation.

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

- Original Number: 987,543,248
- New Number: 9.87543248

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

New Number: | 9 | . | 8 | 7 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 4 | 8 |

Decimal Count: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |

There are **8** 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** = 9.87543248

**b** = 8

Now the whole thing:

**9.87543248 x 10 ^{8}**

Check your work:

10^{8} = 100,000,000 x 9.87543248 = **987,543,248**

987,543,246 | 987,543,247 | 987,543,249 | 987,543,250 |

9.87543246 x 10^{8} | 9.87543247 x 10^{8} | 9.87543249 x 10^{8} | 9.8754325 x 10^{8} |

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