# How do you convert 150 to scientific notation?

May 29, 2016

$1.5 \cdot {10}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

Since 150 is such a small number to put into scientific notation, you simply move the decimal place two to the left to create 1.5. Which when multiplied with 10 to the second power creates 150.

Aug 8, 2018

$1.5 \cdot {10}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

The key realization is that when we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one digit before the decimal point.

In our case, we must loop it twice to the left. The number of times we loop it is our exponent, and looping left makes it positive. Thus, we have

$1.5 \cdot {10}^{2}$

Hope this helps!