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To convert the term into scientific notation, you need to shift some decimal places left/right to between the leading nonzero digit and the adjacent digit, so the value is in the form a x 10b where b is the integer and a is the constant.

Note that 86000 is interpreted as 86000.0. Shift 4 decimal places to the left from the starting point, so the exponent for base 10 is 4. Therefore, the value in scientific notation is 8.6 x 104.

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