Question #73e9b

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Sep 27, 2016

Answer:

They are the same in that they have a coefficient multiplied by 10 raised to a power. However, in exponential notation there is no set way to write the coefficient, whereas in scientific notation the coefficient must start with a single digit from 1 to 9.

Explanation:

Example of Exponential Notation and Scientific Notation

Measurement: 6502 g

Exponential notation:
#6.502xx10^3"g"#;
#65.02xx10^2"g"#;
#650.2xx10^1"g"#

Scientific notation:
#6.502xx10^3"g"#