Monday

July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Posted by **monet** on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 9:45pm.

- Algebra -
**Anonymous**, Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 11:54pmit's easier to grasp the relative magnitudes of small numbers. So, it's simple to compare 4.3 trillion to 2.1 trillion. Trying to work with numbers like 2343000000000 is hard because of all the trailing digits that really add no useful information.

So, while some precision is often lost in scientific notation, digits after the first 3 or 4 really don't affect the ideas being discussed.

**Related Questions**

mat/116 - What would be the value of expressing something like the national debt...

math 116 - What would be the value of expressing something like the national ...

MATH 12 - Canada's national debt fluctuates. It is affected by financial markets...

math - HELP ME!!! One of your friends missed the class on scientific notation. ...

Algebra Help!! - Find an example of scientific notation in real life Explain why...

Algebra Homework- Scientific Notation - How would you write 768,390 as a decimal...

math ALG 2!scientific notations helpp - Write the following value in scientific ...

math ALG 2!scientific notations helpp - 1.)Write the following value in ...

Economics - What is the % of GDP is the national debt? My Answer: The percentage...

Algrebra 1 - What are the practical uses of scientific notation? Why is ...