Scientific Notation Calculations
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Here are examples of how scientific notation can be used in making calculations:

Example One:

17,000 x 0.0056 = (1.7 x 104)(5.6 x 10-3) = (1.7 x 5.6)(104 x 10-3) = 9.52 x 101

Example Two:

(14,000)(0.0045) ÷ (0.087)(3,000) = (1.4 x 104)(4.5 x 10-3) ÷ (8.7 x 10-2)(3.0 x 103)

= (1.4)(4.5)(104 x 10-3) ÷ (8.7)(3.0)(10-2 x 103)

= (6.3)(101) ÷ (26.1)(101)

= (0.24137)(1)

= 0.24137

Use the examples above to help you with the following problems:

1. (1,200)(0.0076) =

2. (23,045)(0.0345) =

3. (1,987,000)(3,000) =

4. (0.00453)(34.456) =

5. (1,245,000)(0.0045) =


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