##### Asked by: Lorrie Krus

asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th June, 2020# How do you multiply decimals in scientific notation?

**Multiplying with Scientific Notation**

**Multiply**the two**decimal**parts of the numbers.**Multiply**the two**exponential**parts by adding their exponents.- Write the answer as the product of the numbers you found in Steps 1 and 2.
- If the
**decimal**part of the solution is 10 or greater, move the**decimal**point one place to the left and add 1 to the exponent.

Accordingly, how do you multiply in scientific notation?

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. In either case, the answer must be converted to **scientific notation**.

Subsequently, question is, what is a scientific notation in math? **Scientific Notation**. **Scientific notation** is the way that scientists easily handle very large numbers or very small numbers. For example, instead of writing 0.0000000056, we write 5.6 x 10^{-}^{9}.

Consequently, what are the rules of scientific notation?

To create the **scientific notation** form, start by counting digits left or right from the existing decimal point. The number of digits counted becomes the exponent, with a base of ten. Count left and the exponent is positive; count right, and it is negative.

How do you write 0.00001 in scientific notation?

To **write** 0.0001 in **scientific notation**, we will have to move the decimal point four points to right, which literally means multiplying by 104 . Hence in **scientific notation** 0.0001=1.0×10−4 (note that as we have moved decimal one point to right we are multiplying by 10−4 .