**How do you convert a number to scientific notation? For example, what is 507 in scientific notation?**

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- Bump the decimal point over so that it's just to the right of the first nonzero digit.
- If you bump it to the left, the power of ten is equal to the number of places the decimal point moves.
- If you bump it to the right, the power of ten is equal
*minus*the number of places the decimal point moves.

number scientific notation 507 5.07 × 10 ^{2}186282 1.86282 × 10 ^{5}602000000000000000000000 6.02 × 10 ^{23}0.00507 5.07 × 10 ^{-3}0.000001 1 × 10 ^{-6}0.00000000000000000000000167 1.67 × 10 ^{-24}

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