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Scientific Notation By the end of class you will be able to express numbers in scientific and decimal notation.

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How wide is our universe? 210,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles (22 zeros) This number is written in decimal notation. When numbers get this large, it is easier to write them in scientific notation.

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Scientific Notation A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is in the form a x 10 n where a is between 1 and 10 and n is an integer

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Write the width of the universe in scientific notation. 210,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles Where is the decimal point now? After the last zero. Where would you put the decimal to make this number be between 1 and 10? Between the 2 and the 1

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2. 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. How many decimal places did you move the decimal? 23 When the original number is more than 1, the exponent is positive. The answer in scientific notation is 2.1 x 10 23

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1) Express in scientific notation. Where would the decimal go to make the number be between 1 and 10? 9.02 The decimal was moved how many places? 8 When the original number is less than 1, the exponent is negative x 10 -8

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Write in scientific notation x x x x 10 5

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2) Express 1.8 x in decimal notation ) Express 4.58 x 10 6 in decimal notation. 4,580,000

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4) Use a calculator to evaluate: 4.5 x x Type You must include parentheses if you dont use those buttons!! (4.5 x 10 -5) (1.6 x 10 -2) Write in scientific notation x 10 -3

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5) Use a calculator to evaluate: 7.2 x x 10 2 On the calculator, the answer is: 6.E -11 The answer in scientific notation is 6 x The answer in decimal notation is

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6) Use a calculator to evaluate (0.0042)(330,000). On the calculator, the answer is The answer in decimal notation is 1386 The answer in scientific notation is x 10 3

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7) Use a calculator to evaluate (3,600,000,000)(23). On the calculator, the answer is: 8.28 x The answer in scientific notation is 8.28 x The answer in decimal notation is 82,800,000,000

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Write (2.8 x 10 3 )(5.1 x ) in scientific notation x x x x 10 11

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Write in PROPER scientific notation. (Notice the number is not between 1 and 10) 8) x x ) x 10 4 on calculator: x 10 2

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Write x 10 5 in scientific notation x x x x x x x 10 8

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