2.2 Scientific Notation

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Scientific Notation Rules

SCIENTIFIC NOTATION RULES
1. Numbers written is scientific notation have only 1 digit left of the decimal
2. Numbers larger than 1 have a positive power of 10
3. Numbers smaller than 1 have a negative power of 10

Write the following in scientific notation:

472,000

0.007349

Perform the following calculations:

(2.48 × 104)(1.69 × 10−3) =

2.48 × 104 =
1.69 × 10−3