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Last Updated: 12th June, 2020

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**scientific notation**is a x 10^b where a is a number or decimal number such that theabsolute value of a is greater than or equal to one and less thanten or, 1 ≤ |a| < 10. Move the decimal point in your numberuntil there is only one non-zero digit to the left of the decimalpoint.

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Moreover, how do you write 0.00001 in scientific notation?

In **scientific notation**, the digit term indicatesthe number of significant figures in the number. The**exponential** term only places the decimal point. As anexample, 46600000 = 4.66 x 10^{7} This number only has 3significant figures.

Additionally, what are the rules in scientific notation? The following **rule** can be used to convert numbersinto **scientific notation**: The exponent in **scientificnotation** is equal to the number of times the decimal point mustbe moved to produce a number between 1 and 10.

Thereof, how do you put scientific notation into standard form?

To change a number from **scientific notation** to**standard form**, move the decimal point to the left (if theexponent of ten is a negative number), or to the right (if theexponent is positive). You should move the point as many times asthe exponent indicates. Do not **write** the power of tenanymore.

What are the rules in writing scientific notation?

To change the appearance of a number that is in**scientific notation** to floating point **notation**("normal numbers"), use the following **rules**: If the exponentis positive, move the decimal place to the right that many times.Add zeroes if necessary, but if you do remember not **to write**the decimal point.