How Do You Convert From Decimal Notation to Scientific Notation?

How Do You Convert From Decimal Notation to Scientific Notation?

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Trying to convert a really large or really small number to scientific notation? Watch this tutorial and you'll be a pro in no time!

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Background Tutorials

Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times a whole-number power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other.

Sometimes a number is so big (or so small), that it takes a while to write it all down. Luckily, this number can be written quicker using scientific notation! Watch this tutorial and learn about scientific notation.

Further Exploration

Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology.

Dealing with a word problem involving really big (or really small) numbers? This one has both! In this tutorial, you'll see how to use scientific notation to solve a word problem.