How do you convert 1550 into scientific notation?

1 Answer
Jul 19, 2015

Answer:

#1550 = 1.55 xx 10^3#
#color(white)("XXXX")##color(white)("XXXX")#(into scientific notation)

Explanation:

Scientific notation represents numbers as
#color(white)("XXXX")#a mantissa multiplied by #10# to an exponent
#color(white)("XXXX")##color(white)("XXXX")#where the "mantissa" is a single non-zero digit followed by a decimal point and a sequence of remaining digits, and
#color(white)("XXXX")##color(white)("XXXX")#the exponent indicates the number of decimal digit locations the decimal point needs to be moved to the right to represent the intended value.

The mantissa for #1550# is #1.550#

The exponent, the number of places to the right we need to move the decimal point of #1.55# to the right in order to make it equivalent to #1550# is 3.