 # Scientific Notation A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is written as the product of a number and a power of ten. The number must be greater.

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Scientific Notation A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is written as the product of a number and a power of ten. The number must be greater than or equal to 1 and less than 10. 7.5 x 10 7 Number greater than or equal to 1, but less than 10 Power of 10 written in exponential form

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93,000,000

Step 1 93,000,000 --> 9.3000000 Move decimal to the left
Leave only ONE number in front of decimal 93,000,000 -->

Step 2 Write number without zeros = 9.3

Step 3 Count how many places you moved the decimal Make that your exponent 93,000,000 = 9.3 x 10 7

Practice Problems -----> -----> -----> ----->
Write in scientific notation. Decide the exponent. 98,500,000 = 9.85 x 10? 64,100,000,000 = 6.41 x 10? 279,000,000 = 2.79 x 10? 420,000= 4.2 x 10? 9.85 x 107 -----> 6.41 x 1010 -----> 2.79 x 108 -----> -----> 4.2 x 105

Standard form is the opposite of scientific notation
To write in standard form, move the decimal the same number of places as the exponent. The sign of the exponent tells which direction to move the decimal. A positive exponent means move the decimal to the right.

More Practice Problems
Write in standard form 7.34 x 108 8.7 x 103 9 x 105 Answers 734,000,000 3) 900,000 2) 8,700

Let’s get started on the homework
W.S. 3-7 Front AND back Remember to be quiet!!

Warm-Up Write in scientific notation 1.) 2,000,000,000 2.) 36,500,000
3.) 465,000,000,000,000 Write in standard form 4.) 4.62 x 105 5.) 3 x 103

What if your number is a decimal?
Step 1: Move decimal to the right Leave only one number in front of decimal >

Step 2 Write number without zeros = 8.96

Step 3 Count how many places you moved the decimal Make that your exponent Since your number was a decimal to begin with the power is a negative! = 8.96 x 10 -5

Practice Problems -----> -----> -----> ----->
Write in scientific notation. Decide the power of ten. = 6.58 x 10? = 6.41 x 10? = 1.23 x 10? = 6.8 x 10? 6.58 x 10-6 -----> 6.41 x 10-10 -----> 1.23 x 10-8 -----> -----> 6.8 x 10-6

Standard form is the opposite of scientific notation
To write in standard form, move the decimal the same number of places as the exponent. The sign of the exponent tells which direction to move the decimal. A positive exponent means move the decimal to the right, and a negative exponent means move the decimal to the left.

More Practice Problems
Write in standard form 4.35 x 10-8 8.7 x 10-6 5.2 x 10-5 Answers 2) 3)

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