Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation - the power of 10. 2. 0.0000004 written...

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Scientific Notation Very large or very small numbers are sometimes written in  scientific notation.  A number written in  scientific notation is a decimal number between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10.  Example 1 Express the following in scientific notation. 1. 2,100,000 written in scientific notation is 2.1 × 10 6 . Simply place the decimal point to  get a number between 1 and 10 and then count the digits to the right of the decimal to get 
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Unformatted text preview: the power of 10. 2. 0.0000004 written in scientific notation is 4.0 × 10 –7 . Simply place the decimal point to get a number between 1 and 10 and then count the digits from the original decimal point to the new one. Notice that number values greater than 1 have positive exponents as the power of 10 and that number values between 0 and 1 have negative exponents as the power of 10....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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