# How do you write 7241 in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer
Aug 16, 2016

$7241 = 7.241 \times {10}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

$7241 = 7.241 \times {10}^{3}$

Scientific notation indicates the power of 10

$7000 = 7 \times 1000 = 7 \times {10}^{3}$

However, it is not exactly 7000, but a bit more which is indicated as a decimal fraction.

$7241 = 7.241 \times {10}^{3}$