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Scientific notation word problems ask the student to perform operations with two or more large numbers. For example, if light travels at 3 x 10^8 meters per second, how far will a beam of light travel in one day? More »

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Standard notation is when a number is completely written out using numerical digits. Some examples of numbers written in standard notation are 64,100 and 2,000,000. More »

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Archimedes developed the concept behind scientific notation, and Rene Descartes developed the system in which modern mathematicians represent numbers using this system. The benefit of scientific notation is that it allow... More »

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To add numbers in scientific notation, convert all numbers so they have the same exponent as the largest number, add the new coefficients and convert the answer so it is in scientific notation. If the numbers begin with ... More »

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Scientific notation is a system that helps people read either excessively large or excessively small numbers. To find the scientific notation of a number, count how many spaces the second to last digit is from the decima... More »

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