# How do you write 51606 in scientific notation?

May 9, 2018

51606 written in scientific notation is $5.1606 \cdot {10}^{4}$

#### Explanation:

What we mean by writing a number in scientific notation is to change it on the form $m \cdot {10}^{n}$, 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: $51606 = 5.1606 \cdot {10}^{4}$