Scientific Notation

by Mrs. Wargo

We Use Scientific To Represent Really Large and Really Small Numbers

Red blood cell diameter

Standard form-0.0000075

Scientific notation-7.5 x 10^-6

Words-Seventy-five ten millionths


Distance from Earth to the Sun

Standard form-92,960,000
Scientific notation-9.296x10^7
Words-Ninety-two million, nine hundred sixty thousand


Diameter of an atom

Standard-.0000000001m
Scientific-1x10^-10 meters


Population of China

Standard-1,344,130,000
Scientific-1.34413x10^9
Words-One billion, three hundred forty-four million, one hundred thirty thousand