##### Asked by: Ib Mogilnikov

asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th June, 2020# How do you divide decimals in scientific notation?

**scientific notation**have base 10, we can always

**multiply**them and

**divide**them. To

**multiply**two numbers in

**scientific notation**,

**multiply**their coefficients and add their exponents. To

**divide**two numbers in

**scientific notation**,

**divide**their coefficients and subtract their exponents.

Simply so, what is not scientific notation?

The general form of a number in **scientific notation** is a x 10^{n}, where a must be between 1 and 10, and n must be an integer. (Thus, for example, these are **not** in **scientific notation**: 34 x 10^{5}; 4.8 x 10^{0.5}.).

Similarly, can scientific notation be a negative number? **Scientific notation** is NEVER used for a **negative number**. An extremely small **negative number can** borrow the **scientific notation** to shorten its writing, but the concept of "**scientific notation**" is just for a positive **number** of the value of the real things in the REALITY!

Considering this, how do you divide scientific notation?

Since all number in **scientific notation** have base 10, we can always multiply them and **divide** them. To multiply two numbers in **scientific notation**, multiply their coefficients and add their exponents. To **divide** two numbers in **scientific notation**, **divide** their coefficients and subtract their exponents.

How do you do exponents in scientific notation?

In **scientific notation**, the digit term indicates the number of significant figures in the number. The **exponential** term only places the decimal point.

**For inexpensive scientific calculators:**

- Punch the number (the digit number) into your calculator.
- Push the EE or EXP button.
- Enter the exponent number.
- Voila!