Remember
in Scientific Notation there is only 1 whole number

(1
place before the decimal place).

The
rest of the numbers are written as decimals times 10 to a power.

That
power is the number of places the decimal had to move in order to accomplish
this requirement.

The
power is positive if the decimal moved to the left.

The
power is negative if the decimal moved to the right.

If you are asked
to convert the word form or short word form of numbers into Scientific
Notation. First convert the word form or short word form into standard
form (all numbers), then write as scientific notation.

Four
million six hundred thousand first becomes

4,
600.000 then becomes 4.6 x 10 to the 6th
power

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