# How do you write 2000 in scientific notation?

Jul 31, 2018

To write this in scientific notation we need to move the decimal point 3 places to the right therefore the exponent for the 10s term will be positive:

$2000 = 2000.0 = 2.0 \times {10}^{3}$

Aug 1, 2018

$2 \cdot {10}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

When we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one zero before the decimal. This means we need to loop it thrice to the left.

The number of times we looped it is our exponent, and since we looped left, it is positive. Thus, we get

$2 \cdot {10}^{3}$

Hope this helps!