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 » Math Exponents

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 » Math Numbers

The scientific notation of a number is the product of the digit term and exponential term. The digits denote the significant figures of the number, which is written with the decimal point located after the first digit. T... More » Math Numbers
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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 » Math Exponents

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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 » Science Measurements