# How do you write 55.08 in scientific notation?

Jul 15, 2017

$55.08$ is written in scientific notation as $5.508 \times {10}^{1}$

#### Explanation:

To write a number in scientific notation we ensure there is only one number to the left of the decimal point. In order to do this we multiply by powers of $10$. We know $55.08 = 5.508 \times 10$, and that $10 = {10}^{1}$.

Aug 8, 2018

$5.508 \cdot {10}^{1}$

#### Explanation:

The key realization is that when we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one digit before the decimal point.

In our case, we must loop it once to the left. The number of times we loop it is our exponent, and looping left makes it positive. Thus, we have

$5.508 \cdot {10}^{1}$

Hope this helps!