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Posted by on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 10:54pm.

Find an example of scientific notation in real life Explain why the number was written in scientific notation.
Create a multiplication problem with scientific notation

  • Algebra Help!! - , Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 4:46am

    the speed of light is 3.0*10^8 m/s
    It's easier to keep track of that than 300000000.

    Also there are numbers like a googol, which are just too big to write without scientific notation. googol = 10^100
    googolplex = 10^googol

    Then there are numbers like Skewes' number which cannot even be written in scientific notation; they're just too blasted big!

    2*10^7 * 3*10^-4 = 6*10^3

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