What is an example of a scientific notation?
Numbers in scientific notation look like
As you may know
so the two examples above would be:
Scientific notation is used when really great or really small numbers are involved. In stead of writing out all these zeroes, when you can easily make a mistake in counting.
You wouldn't want to write out the number of molecules in a mole:
The rule is that (in almost all cases, except sometimes in tables ) the
So you wouldn't write the first example as