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A new tag was created by Toby Mak. He also created a tag-excerpt and a tag-wiki.
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Q: Scientific notation and negative numbers

YishaiMy daughter is learning scientific notation in school, and her textbook says something to the effect of this: Scientific notation is a method of writing numbers as the product of two factors where the first factor is a number greater than or equal to 1 but less than 10 and the second fact...

Scientific notation (also referred to as scientific form or standard index form, or standard form in the UK) is a way of expressing numbers that are too big or too small to be conveniently written in decimal form. It is commonly used by scientists, mathematicians and engineers, in part because it can simplify certain arithmetic operations. On scientific calculators it is usually known as "SCI" display mode. In scientific notation, all numbers are written in the form m × 10n(m times ten raised to the power of n), where the exponent n is an integer, and the coefficient m is any real number. The...
 
 
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user185131
9:10 AM
@MartinSleziak This might actually be a tag worth keeping, imo.
 

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