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# How do you divide decimals in 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.

Simply so, what is not scientific notation?

The general form of a number in scientific notation is a x 10n, 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 105; 4.8 x 100.5.).

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:

1. Punch the number (the digit number) into your calculator.
2. Push the EE or EXP button.
3. Enter the exponent number.
4. Voila!

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