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How do you use scientific notation?

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What is Scientific Notation?
Scientific notation is the way that scientists easily handle very large numbers or very small numbers. For example, instead of writing 0.0000000056, we write 5.6 x 10-9.

How do you put a number in Scientific Notation?
Move the decimal place to the right or left to create a new number from 1 up to 10.
Determine the exponent, which is the number of times you moved the decimal. ...
Put the number in the correct form for scientific notation.

What are the rules for using a Scientific Number?
The exponent in scientific notation is equal to the number of times the decimal point must be moved to produce a number between 1 and 10.

Who uses the Scientific Notation?
Scientific notation is valuable in our world because many jobs use or require it. Most occupations such as chemist, astronomers, and engineers use it on a daily basis when writing down numbers that are to big or to small to be written out in a reasonable amount of time.

Some examples of writing Scientific Notation from Standard Notation.

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