Scientific Notation

By Emily Barientes

scientific notation is used to represent really large numbers or really small numbers.

The most famous song in the world (Psy's gangnam style)

Number of views - 2,000,000,000
scientific notation - 2*10^6
word form - two million views

The tallest man made building in the world (Burj Khalifa)

standard form - 2,722 ft tall

scientific notation - 2.722 *1o^3

word form - two thousand seven hundred twenty-two

The diameter of an atom

standard form - 0.106
scientific notation - 1.06*10^2