# How do you write 15100.00 in scientific notation?

Dec 16, 2015

15100.00 written in scientific notation is $1.51$ x ${10}^{4}$.

#### Explanation:

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:

$15100.00$ $\Rightarrow$ $1.51$

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 $1.51$.

$\therefore , 15100.00$ written in scientific notation is $1.51$ x ${10}^{4}$.