## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$-4.1 \times 10^{13}$
RECALL: In the scientific notation $a \times 10^{n}$, $1 \le a \lt 10$ and $n$ is an integer. Move the decimal point 13 places to the left to obtain $-4.1$. To retain the value of the given number, multiply $10^{13}$ to $-4.1$. Thus, the scientific notation of the given number is: $=-4.1 \times 10^{13}$