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 »

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 »

Multiply the constants in front, and add the exponents together when multiplying numbers written in scientific notation. Use the generic formula for the process, which takes this form: (n x 10^a) x (m x 10^b) = (nm) x 10... More »

A number that is multiplied by itself is called a base when it is written in exponential notation. Exponential notation consists of the number to be multiplied and a numeral in superscript to the right of it to indicate ... More »

In math, number and word notation is simply writing the significant digits of a large number and using words for the place value. For example, the number 45,000 in number and word notation is 45 thousand. More »

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 »

To write a number in scientific notation form, write the digits of the original number with a decimal point after the first digit. Then write a multiplication sign, and indicate the power of 10 necessary to put the decim... More »