**OBJECTIVE:**To show how very large or very small numbers can be expressed as the product of a number between 1 and 10 and a power of 10.

**Scientific notion**is a method for making very large or very small numbers more compact and easier to write.

**Rules for scientific notation**

1. Any number can be represented as the product of a number between 1 and 10 and a power of 10

*(either positive or negative)*

2. The power of 10 depends on the number of places the decimal points is moved and in which direction.

3. The direction of the move determines whether the power of 10 is positive or negative

- A. if the decimal moves to the left you add (most likely positive)
- B. if the decimal moves to the right you subtract (most likely negative)

*b) What is scientific notation form of 6,252,011?*

*Step 1. count how many place will the decimal place will move.**Step 2 does it move left( +) or right(-).**Answer= 6.252011 * 10^(+6) or just 6.252011 * 10^(6)*

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