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How to write results down in scientific notation?

 Apr 26, 2015

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569.420

Write it with just one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point    5.69420

now get the point here I had to jump it over the 9 and over the 6.  

 so i had to jump it over two digits.  So the exponent is 2

NOW 569 is a big number (bigger than 1) so he exponent is positive

$$569.420=5.69420\times 10^2$$

 

If it had been a little number then the exponent would be negative :)

 Apr 26, 2015
 #1
avatar+118117 
+5
Best Answer

 

569.420

Write it with just one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point    5.69420

now get the point here I had to jump it over the 9 and over the 6.  

 so i had to jump it over two digits.  So the exponent is 2

NOW 569 is a big number (bigger than 1) so he exponent is positive

$$569.420=5.69420\times 10^2$$

 

If it had been a little number then the exponent would be negative :)

Melody Apr 26, 2015

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