What is the scientific notation for 8 million?
A scientific notation is a way to represent very large or very small numbers concisely, where a number is written in the form of power of 10.
Answer: The scientific notation for 8 million is 8.0 × 106.
All the numbers written in scientific notation are between 1 and 10 multiplied with powers of 10.
To convert any number to scientific notation, two rules are followed.
- The decimal will be shifted to the left whenever the given number is 10 or greater and the power of 10 is positive.
- The decimal will be shifted to the right whenever the given number is smaller than 1 and the power of 10 is negative.
The given number 8 million can be written as 8000000 and 8.0 × 106 in powers of 10.
The given number is already between 1 and 10. Hence we will not shift its decimal point.
Therefore, the scientific notation for 8 million is 8.0 × 106