1-4: Exploring Scientific Notation

Part 1

Intro

You can express numbers as products using powers of 10.

Example Understanding Powers of Ten

Look for patterns in the table. Decide whether each statement is true or false.

  • a. As the exponent of 10 increases, the number becomes greater.

  • b. A negative exponent of 10 makes the number negative.

  • c. 5 × 103 is greater than 5 × 102.

  • d. 5 × 10−3 is greater than 5 × 10−2.


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Table of Contents

Digits, Grade 8, Volume 1, Homework Helper Unit A: Number and Operations Unit B: Proportionality Unit C: Expressions, Equations, and Relationships English/Spanish Glossary Formulas Math Symbols Formulas Measures Properties