How are scientific notation related to exponents?

1 Answer
Mar 20, 2018

Scientific notations makes use of exponents


Scientific notation is expressed as the significantly measured digits multiplied by a power of ten.

The significantly measured digits are written as one number to the left of the decimal and the other digits written as decimal fractions. The value of the digits is retained by multiplying by a power of ten

435,000 = # 4.35 xx 10^5# in scientific notation.

.0000435 = # 4.35 xx 10^-5# in scientific notation.