Why do the people of this Nigerian tribe mutilate the bodies of dead infants?It is given that the decimal falls behind the last zero in whole numbers

259000000.

You will move the decimal until it is between the first two numbers

2.59

Count how many spaces you have to move the decimal as this is the "to the power of" number

8 spaces=10^8

it is positive because the number is larger than zero

2.59 X 10^8