# How do you write 18,050 in scientific notation?

Nov 24, 2015

The standard scientific notation of $18 , 050$ is $1.8050 \times {10}^{4}$

#### Explanation:

Standard scientific notations can be written in the form of $M \times {10}^{x}$ where M is $1 \le M < 10$. Moving the decimal point to the left corresponds to a positive sign ( + ).

The number of places you move the decimal point in either directions (left and right), that's also the number of the exponent.

If ever you forgot what sign to attach in the exponent, just make a huge pout to reveal your LIPS, a mnemonic to mean Left Is Positive Sign. Right is negative ( - ).