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In science, we deal with some very LARGE numbers:

1 mole = 602000000000000000000000

In science, we deal with some very SMALL numbers:

Mass of an electron =

0.000000000000000000000000000000091 kg

Scientific Notation

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Imagine the difficulty of calculating the mass of 1 mole of electrons!

0.000000000000000000000000000000091 kg

x 602000000000000000000000

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Scientific Notation:

A method of representing very large or very small numbers in the form:

M x 10n

M is a number between 1 and 10

n is an integer

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2 500 000 000

Step #1: Insert an understood decimal point

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Step #2: Decide where the decimal must end

up so that one number is to its left

Step #3: Count how many places you bounce

the decimal point

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Step #4: Re-write in the form M x 10n

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2.5 x 109

The exponent is the number of places we moved the decimal.

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0.0000579

Step #2: Decide where the decimal must end

up so that one number is to its left

Step #3: Count how many places you bounce

the decimal point

Step #4: Re-write in the form M x 10n

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5.79 x 10-5

The exponent is negative because the number we started with was less than 1.

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ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

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Review:

Scientific notation expresses a number in the form:

M x 10n

1 M 10

n is an integer

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4 x 106

+ 3 x 106

IF the exponents are the same, we simply add or subtract the numbers in front and bring the exponent down unchanged.

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x 106

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4 x 106

- 3 x 106

The same holds true for subtraction in scientific notation.

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