# Scientific notation is a good way to write what kinds of numbers?

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Mar 15, 2017

Huge numbers that you would be far too lazy to write out all the zeroes for. It's really for convenience and readability.

For example...

#6.0221413 xx 10^23 = 602214130000000000000000# ,

but we would much rather just write that in scientific notation. Who wants to count 16 zeroes?