# How do you write 12 million in scientific notation?

Scientific notation, also termed as standard form, is a way of writing very large or very small numbers.

## Answer: 12 million is written as 1.2 × 10^{7} in scientific notation.

Let's write 12 million in scientific notation.

**Explanation:**

A number is said to be written in scientific notation when a number between 1 and 10 is multiplied by a power of 10.

12 million is written as 12,000,000.

⇒ 12 × 1000000

Let's write 1000000 in powers of 10.

⇒ 12 × 10^{6}

⇒ 1.2 × 10 × 10^{6}

⇒ 1.2 × 10^{7}

### Thus, in scientific notation, 12 million is written as 1.2 × 10^{7}.

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