posted by Katie A on .
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
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