# How do you write 15000 in scientific notation?

15000 in scientific notation is $1.5 \cdot {10}^{4}$
15000 in scientific notation is $1.5 \cdot {10}^{4}$. The general definition of it is n which is a value between 1 and 10 times ${10}^{y}$ which y is positive for a value greater than 1 and negative for a value smaller than 1. Both ways, y is equal to the magnitude of 10 present in the number.
general expression= $n \cdot {10}^{y}$