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Mathematics: Standard form and engineering notation

STANDARD FORM AND ENGINEERING NOTATION

In this module, you can study how to write very large and very small decimal numbers in standard form, which are formats that make very large and very small numbers easier to work with. 

Standard form (also called "scientific notation") is used by scientists when working with large and small numbers. 

Engineers use "engineering notation", which is similar to standard form. 

The video above shows you how to convert a number to standard form (scientific notation).

 

Did you know?

If a number in standard form has a negative exponent, the number is less than one.


Study and practice

HOW TO USE A BASIC CALCULATOR

The video explains how to use basic calculator functions and provides examples.

 

0.00 min      addition (+), subtraction (-), multiply (x), divide (÷)

1.19 min      decimal point
2.43 min      C, CE and backspace
4.19 min      square, square root & fractions
6.17 min      percentage (%)

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