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

The statement does not make sense. $534.7 = 5.347\times 10^{2}$
$$534.7 = 5.347 \times 10^{3}$$ Convert $534.7$ to scientific notation. 1. Determine the numerical factor $a$. Looking at the number $534.7$, $a$ would be equal to $5.347$ since it is between 1 and 10. 2. Obtaining $5.347$ required the decimal place to be moved two places to the left. Hence, $n$ would be positive. Thus, converting in the form $a \times 10^{n}$, $534.7 = 5.347\times 10^{2}$. Therefore, the statement does not make sense.