Unformatted text preview: First, multiply the numbers in front of the exponent. Then ADD the exponents. Like this (4.56 x 10 2 ) x (2.09 x 10 5 ) Multiply the numbers: 4.56 x 2.09 = 9.53 Add exponents 10 2+5 = 10 7 Answer is 9.53 x 10 7 On calculators: Do not try in input into a calculator exactly as the scientific notation is written, for example, inputting exactly 1.2 x 10 6 . Most calculators have a specific function for scientific notation like an EE or exp function. You should not see a "10" when this is used correctly (again, for most calculators). The classic method I've shown above always works!...
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course SCI 302 taught by Professor Null during the Spring '11 term at GWU.
- Spring '11