# How do you write 25,000 in scientific notation?

Jul 9, 2018

$2.50 \times {10}^{4}$

#### Explanation:

The key realization is that we want one non-zero digit before the decimal point. This means we need to loop it $4$ times to the left.

The number of times we loop it will be our power of $10$, and since we looped the decimal to the left, the power will be positive. Thus, we have

$2.50 \times {10}^{4}$

Hope this helps!