WRITE THE COLORED NUMBER IN SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

THE HUMAN BODY RESPONDS TO WARMTH AND COLD WITHIN 0.1 TO 0.2 SECONDS.

HOW DO YOU WRITE NUMBERS IN SCIENTIFIC NOTATION? :confused:

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- May 27th 2005, 01:15 PMblame_canada100Scientific Notation
WRITE THE COLORED NUMBER IN SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

THE HUMAN BODY RESPONDS TO WARMTH AND COLD WITHIN 0.1 TO 0.2 SECONDS.

HOW DO YOU WRITE NUMBERS IN SCIENTIFIC NOTATION? :confused: - May 27th 2005, 02:57 PMMath Helpscientific notation
Here are a few examples of scientific notation. Let me know if it makes sense.

$\displaystyle 1 * 10^{-1} = 0.1$

$\displaystyle 2 * 10^{-1} = 0.2$

$\displaystyle 2 * 10^{-3} = 0.002$

$\displaystyle 2 * 10^{3} = 200$ - May 27th 2005, 03:05 PMblame_canada100
I Understand It Now, Thanks! :)

- Jul 22nd 2006, 06:48 AMQuickQuote:

Originally Posted by**Math Help**

- Jul 22nd 2006, 07:21 AMSoroban
Hello, blame_canada100!

First of all, release your CapsLock.

All upper-case letters is impolite . . . it's*shouting.*

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How do you write numbers in scientific notation?

A quantity in scientific notation is a number $\displaystyle n,\;1 \leq n < 10,$ times a power of 10.

Examples

. . $\displaystyle (a)\;238,000 = 2.38 \times 10^5$

. . $\displaystyle (b)\;0.00057 \,= \,5.7 \times 10^{-4}$

In example (a), $\displaystyle 238,000$ was transformed to $\displaystyle 2.38$

. . by moving the decimal point (far right) five places to the left.

In effect, we have divided by $\displaystyle 100,000$

. . so we multiply by $\displaystyle 100,000 = 10^5$

In example (b), $\displaystyle 0.00057$ was transformed to $\displaystyle 5.7$

. . by moving the decimal point four places to the right.

In effect, we have multiplied by $\displaystyle 10,000$

. . so we divide by $\displaystyle 10,000$ ... or multiply by $\displaystyle \frac{1}{10,000} = 10^{-4}$

- Jul 22nd 2006, 08:20 AMJamesonQuote:

Originally Posted by**Soroban**

- Jul 22nd 2006, 05:55 PMThePerfectHacker
Why did you revive a dead thread from a few months? The user is probably never going to view it.

- Jul 22nd 2006, 06:00 PMQuickQuote:

Originally Posted by**ThePerfectHacker**

*Soroban*...