In the applied sciences, scientific notation is often employed as a method of notation for ease of writing and reading. When dealing with real world situations, the numbers we get as solutions are rarely whole numbers and scientific notation gives us rules to follow when using ugly numbers that have a lot of decimal places. In order to understand scientific notation, we must also have a solid understanding of exponents.
Sample Problems (3)
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Write each number in scientific notation:
Write each number in standard notation:
Write 8(7.1 × 10⁻⁵) in scientific and standard notation.