Posted by **Katie A** 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

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**Steve**, 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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