## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$8.848\times 10^{3}$ meters
We need to show the height of Mt. Everest (8848 m) in scientific notation. To do this, we write the first digit (8), followed by a decimal (.), then the second digit (8), followed by 10 to the power of the number of decimals we need to move the point after 8.8 (in this case 3). Thus we have: $8848=8.848\times 10^{3}$ meters