# How do you write 0.2517  in scientific notation?

Apr 5, 2016

$0.2517$ is $2.517$$\times$${10}^{-} 1$ in scientific notation.

#### Explanation:

$0.2517$$\times$$10$$=$$2.517$

$2.517$$\times$$- 10$$=$$0.2517$

$2.517$$\times$${10}^{-} 1$$=$$0.2517$

In scientific notation, numbers like $0.2517$ are written with only $1$ whole number and the rest of the digits are in the decimal system.
So $2$ is the whole number and $5$,$1$,and $7$ are in the decimal places as $0.517$.

$2$$+$$0.517$$=$$2.517$

$2.517$$\times$${10}^{-} 1$$=$$0.2517$