5.4 Scientific Notation. Goals: To write a number that is in standard notation in scientific notation. Scientific Notation a shortcut for very large/small numbers. The distance from earth to the north star is 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters. Fewer errors if we write as 1.0 x 10 19 ?.
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Change from scientific notation to standard form:move the decimal the same amt of times as the exp. (if the exp + move to the right and if the exp is – move to the left)
1.25 x 103
7.0 x 105
4.8 x 10-3
1.8 x 10-4