In this lesson on scientific notation, we learn how to convert between decimal notation and scientific notation, and vice versa. The key to scientific notation is expressing a number as A times 10 to the N, where the absolute value of A is between 1 and 10. We also learn that big numbers have positive exponents while small numbers have negative exponents. The lesson includes examples of converting between both notations, as well as addition and subtraction problems with scientific notation. Overall, this is a useful lesson for anyone who works with large or small numbers in their studies or work.
A simple explanation of how to convert between decimal notation and scientific notation. Several examples of converting both ways.