# How do you write 23.6 in scientific notation?

Jun 27, 2018

$2.36 \cdot {10}^{1}$

#### Explanation:

When we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one non-zero digit before the decimal.

In our case, this means we must loop the decimal one time to the left. This will be our power of $10$. Since we are looping left, the exponent will be positive.

$23.6 = 2.36 \cdot {10}^{1}$

Notice, this is equal to $2.36 \cdot 10$, which is equal to $23.6$.

Hope this helps!