## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$9.87\times10^{10}$
We are given the number $98,700,000,000$. Step 1: To write this number in scientific notation, we move the decimal point to the left until the original number is 9.87. Step 2: Since the original number was greater than 10, we moved the decimal by 10 positive places. In other words, we will raise 10 to a power of 10. Now, we write the product of the two numbers found in Step 1 and Step 2. $9.87\times10^{10}$