Problem: What is the following number to four significant figures in standard exponential notation: 656,980

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We’re being asked to express 656,980 in scientific notation while retaining only 4 significant figures.


Recall that a scientific notation expression is composed of three parts:



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What is the following number to four significant figures in standard exponential notation: 656,980

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