How do you calculate #(5.3times10^2) times (2.06times10^9)#?
1 Answer
Jun 26, 2016

Explanation:
This is done in the same way as you would multiply in algebra.
This could be written as
Multiply the numbers,:
Multiply the variables by adding the indices.
We can do the same with numbers in scientific notation:
Multiply the numbers,:
Multiply the powers by adding the indices.
However, in standard form there must be only one digit before the decimal point.