# How do you write 27 thousandths in scientific notation?

Jun 23, 2016

The answer is $2.7 \times {10}^{-} 2$

#### Explanation:

$27$ thousandths is equal to $0.027$

You just have to move the decimal point to the left until it reaches a non zero number and then count how many numbers the decimal point moved. If it moved to the right, the exponent is negative but if it moved to the right, the exponent is positive.

$0.027$ moving two decimal points to the right it becomes $2.7 \times {10}^{-} 2$

For example, the given is $2700.00$, the decimal point will move to the left $3$ times before it reaches a non zero number, therefore its scientific notation is $2.7 \times {10}^{3}$

The answer to your question is $2.7 \times {10}^{-} 2$