## Dividing Numbers in Scientific Notation

This article will guide you through the process of dividing (7 x 10^5) by (2 x 10^2) and express the answer in standard form.

### Understanding Scientific Notation

Scientific notation is a way of representing very large or very small numbers using powers of 10. It follows the format: **a x 10^b**, where 'a' is a number between 1 and 10, and 'b' is an integer.

### Performing the Division

**Divide the coefficients:**7 / 2 = 3.5**Divide the powers of 10:**10^5 / 10^2 = 10^(5-2) = 10^3

### Expressing the Answer in Standard Form

Now, combine the results from steps 1 and 2: 3.5 x 10^3

Therefore, (7 x 10^5) divided by (2 x 10^2) is **3.5 x 10^3** in standard form.