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fth edition

Anthony Croft and Robert Davison

1.3 Scientiﬁc notation

**Foundation Maths Support Pack
**

materials to support Foundation Maths Fifth Edition by Anthony Croft & Robert Davison, ISBN 9780273729402

Introduction

In engineering calculations numbers are often very small or very large, for example 0.00000345 and 870,000,000. To avoid writing lengthy strings of numbers a notation has been developed, known as scientiﬁc notation which enables us to write numbers much more concisely.

1. Scientiﬁc notation

In scientiﬁc notation each number is written in the form a × 10n where a is a number between 1 and 10 and n is a positive or negative whole number. Some numbers in scientiﬁc notation are 5 × 103 , 2.67 × 104 , 7.90 × 10−3

To understand scientiﬁc notation you need to be aware that 101 = 10, and also that 10−1 = 1 = 0.1, 10 10−2 = 1 = 0.01, 100 10−3 = 1 = 0.001, 1000 and so on. 102 = 100, 103 = 1000, 104 = 10000, and so on,

You also need to remember how simple it is to multiply a number by powers of 10. For example to multiply 3.45 by 10, the decimal point is moved one place to the right to give 34.5. To multiply 29.65 by 100, the decimal point is moved two places to the right to give 2965. In general, to multiply a number by 10n the decimal point is moved n places to the right if n is a positive whole number and n places to the left if n is a negative whole number. It may be necessary to insert additional zeros to make up the required number of digits. Example The following numbers are given in scientiﬁc notation. Write them out fully. a) 5 × 103 , b) 2.67 × 104 , c) 7.90 × 10−3 .

**Solution a) 5 × 103 = 5 × 1000 = 5000. 1.3.1
**

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you need to take care and check the required syntax carefully.3.0098 = 9. Usually a MODE button is used to select the appropriate format. b) 0.2 copyright c Pearson Education Limited. a) 0.45 07 . For example.1E − 3 Again.00790.8 × 10−3 . b) 82. Express each of the following in scientiﬁc notation. meaning 1 × 107 .42 × 10−1 . 2010 .00254. The number 107 . d) 1000000. the number 107 is erroneously entered as 10E7 which means 10 × 107 .45EXP 7 and might appear in the calculator window as 3.45 × 107 is entered as 3. b) 0.90 × 10−3 = 0.2 × 10. (EXP stands for exponent which is another name for a power).25 × 107 and 9. Check that you are using your calculator correctly by verifying that (3 × 107 ) × (2. Computer programming languages use similar notation. Alternatively your calculator may require you to enter the number as 3. Using a calculator Students often have diﬃculty using a calculator to deal with scientiﬁc notation. Exercises 1. Example Express each of the following numbers in scientiﬁc notation. a) 2.45E7 and it may be displayed in the same way. Answers 1. b) 8.67 × 104 = 26700. You should also be aware that your calculator can display a number in lots of diﬀerent forms including scientiﬁc notation.76 × 10−4 ) × (105 ) = 8.25E7 1. For example 8. a) 5670000. You may need to refer to your calculator manual to ensure that you are entering numbers correctly. c) −0.67 × 106 .54 × 10−3 .342. c) −3. 2. You should seek help if in doubt. c) 7.28 × 108 For plenty more examples and practice exercises see Foundation Maths Fifth Edition.b) 2. Solution a) 5670000 = 5. Commonly the EXP button is used to enter numbers in scientiﬁc notation. that is 108 . should be entered as 1E7. A common error is to enter incorrectly numbers which are simply powers of 10.1 × 10−3 may be programmed as 9. d) 1 × 106 or simply 106 . Chapter 6 may be programmed as 8. A number like 3.0098.

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