## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole

# Appendix A - Basic Algebra Review - A Exercises - Page A-15: 99

#### Answer

$-5.47\times10^{8}$

#### Work Step by Step

Step 1: Scientific Notation includes only one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point. Step 2: For $-547,000,000.0$, the decimal point must be moved 8 times to the left in order to ensure that their is only one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point. Step 3: Therefore, $-547,000,000=-5.47\times10^{8}$.

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