Writing in scientific notation involves taking a very small or very large number, converting it to an easy-to-read decimal, and raising it to a power of 10. Depending on the venue, the exponent may be expressed in variou... More »

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 »

To divide numbers in scientific notation, you need to divide the coefficients and subtract the exponents. Scientific notation is a simple way to express large or small numbers, as coefficients between 1 and 10 are multip... 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 »

The standard form of a decimal number places the decimal point after the first digit and then reflects the true size of the number by multiplying it by the appropriate power of 10. This form of a number is also known as ... More »

Negative scientific notation is expressing a number that is less than one, or is a decimal with the power of 10 and a negative exponent. An example of a number that is less than one is the decimal 0.00064. To express thi... More »

A googol has 100 zeroes in expanded notation, and in exponent notation, it is 10 to the power. A googol is written by writing the digit one and then putting 100 zeroes after it. More »