How do you write 15100.00 in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Dec 16, 2015

Answer:

15100.00 written in scientific notation is #1.51# x #10^4#.

Explanation:

http://www.shmoop.com/basic-operations/scientific-notation.html

The coefficient is written ranging from #1.0# to #9.99#.

Look at #15100.00#. The space before the last non-zero number counting from right to left is where your decimal point will go. To make the coefficient between #1.0# and #9.99#, move the decimal place #4# times to the left:

#15100.00# #rArr# #1.51#

Finally, after moving the decimal point #4# times to the left, indicate the change you have made to #15100.00# by adding "x #10^4#" after #1.51#.

#:., 15100.00# written in scientific notation is #1.51# x #10^4#.