# How do you write 16 in scientific notation?

Jan 5, 2016

$1.6 \times {10}^{1}$

#### Explanation:

a number written in scientific notation must be of the following form.

$a \times {10}^{n}$

where 1≤ a < 10 and n is an integer.

rewriting 16 as a number between 1 and 10 is 1.6

to write it in it's original form we have to multiply it by 10 = ${10}^{1}$

$\Rightarrow 16 = 1.6 \times {10}^{1}$