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**Oculus8596****Banned**- From: Great Lakes,Illinois
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Write the number in scientific notation as a decimal.

6.453 x 10^(-1)

Negative exponent 1 tells me to move the decimal point one unit to the left.

Doing so, I get 0.6453.

*Last edited by Oculus8596 (2024-09-25 01:10:35)*

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Correct.

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**Oculus8596****Banned**- From: Great Lakes,Illinois
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Bob wrote:

Correct.

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Converting to scientific notation helps to write very big numbers like 93,000,000,000 and very small numbers like 0.000000000112 in a proper condensed form for easy reading.

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**paulb203****Member**- Registered: 2023-02-24
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Oculus8596 wrote:

Write each number in scientific notation as a decimal.

A. 9.7 x 10^3

B. 6.453 x 10^(-1)

Question A

Positive exponent 3 tells me to move the decimal point 3 places to the right.

Doing so, I get 9,700.

Question B

Negative exponent 1 tells me to move the decimal point one unit to the left.

Doing so, I get 0.6453.

Is 9700 a decimal?

Should it be 9700.0, to make it a decimal?

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**Oculus8596****Banned**- From: Great Lakes,Illinois
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paulb203 wrote:

Oculus8596 wrote:Write each number in scientific notation as a decimal.

A. 9.7 x 10^3

B. 6.453 x 10^(-1)

Question A

Positive exponent 3 tells me to move the decimal point 3 places to the right.

Doing so, I get 9,700.

Question B

Negative exponent 1 tells me to move the decimal point one unit to the left.

Doing so, I get 0.6453.

Is 9700 a decimal?

Should it be 9700.0, to make it a decimal?

I edited the thread.

*Last edited by Oculus8596 (2024-09-25 01:11:21)*

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**paulb203****Member**- Registered: 2023-02-24
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Thanks.

What edit did you make?

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**Oculus8596****Banned**- From: Great Lakes,Illinois
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paulb203 wrote:

Thanks.

What edit did you make?

I changed the title and removed one of the questions.

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