# Question #73e9b

Sep 27, 2016

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:
$6.502 \times {10}^{3} \text{g}$;
$65.02 \times {10}^{2} \text{g}$;
$650.2 \times {10}^{1} \text{g}$

Scientific notation:
$6.502 \times {10}^{3} \text{g}$