Problem 1

Rewrite 1784.5 x 108 with proper engineering notation

Procedure
  1. Increase the exponent by 1, from 8 to 9.

This makes the exponent a multiple of 3.

1784.5 x 108 = ?  x 109
  1. Move the decimal point in the coefficient one place to the left.

This is absolutely necessary to avoid changing the actual value of the number.

1784.5 178.45
  1. Assemble the results
1784.5 x 108 = 178.45  x 109
Solution

1784.5 x 108 = 178.45  x 109

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