GEOLOGY MATH SKILLS PRACTICE
For all the exercises listed below, be sure to use the rules of significant digits
SCIENTIFIC NOTATION:
1.
Represent the following numbers in scientific notation with four significant digits:
a. Mass of the Earth = 5,976,000,0
GEOLOGY MATH SKILLS REVIEW SCIENTIFIC NOTATION
In geology, very big numbers are often encountered. These extreme values can be quite cumbersome to write and use
in normal decimal-place form. A form of shorthand notation called scientific notation has been
GEOLOGY MATH SKILLS REVIEW SIGNIFICANT DIGITS
Significant digits address the degree of precision in a measured quantity. For example, if you tell someone that the
distance to a store is about 1 km, the person realizes that the store is not EXACTLY 1.0 km;