How do you write 51606 in scientific notation?

1 Answer
May 9, 2018

51606 written in scientific notation is #5.1606*10^4#


What we mean by writing a number in scientific notation is to change it on the form #m*10^n#, where m is a decimal number with one digit to the left of the decimal point, followed by "× 10^(to some power)".

In your case m = 5.1606. To get your number, you must multiply this with #10,000 = 10^4#.

The answer, therefore, is: #51606 = 5.1606*10^4#