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Date: /24 Exponents Assignment Part A: Scientific Notation
A simple definition: Scientific notation is when a number is written in the form of a x 10 b where the value of a is between 1 and 10. Here are some examples. Ordinary decimal notation (standard form) 300 4,000 5,720,000,000 9,200,000,000,000 Scientific notation 3 x 10 2 4 x 10 3 5.72 x 10 9 9.2 x 1012
Write the number given in each problem using scientific notation (2 marks per question).
1. The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year
____________________ 2. There are 97,000 km in blood vessels in the human body _____________________ km 3. The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 511,000,000 Celcius at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA ___________________________C 4. The mass of the sun is approximately 1,989,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 grams _____________________________ g 5. The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies _______________________ 6. The age of the earth is approximately 4,500,000,000 years _______________________
and 1 mark for each example).Part B: “It’s the Law” Poster Design and create a small poster that summarizes all the exponent laws (6 of them) that you have learned in Unit 2. (1 mark for each law. Provide an example of each law. .