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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Exponential notation simplifies calculation, especially calculation with very small or large numbers, by using positive and negative numbers to write multiples and submultiples of 10. All numbers can be written as a mult... 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 »

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 »