How to Multiply & Divide in Scientific Notation


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Which is the digit term in 5.6 x 10^-15?

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1. Which is the exponent term in 4.29 x 10^17?

2. What is the result of (3.4 x 10^15) x (2.1 x 10^4)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientific notation is a shorthand way to write small or large numbers and is often used in science and mathematics. This quiz and worksheet will help guide your understanding of how to multiply and divide numbers in scientific notation, and questions will ask about format and mathematical operations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Digit term
  • Exponent term
  • Multiplying in scientific notation
  • Dividing in scientific notation

Skills Practiced

Students will test the following skills in this quiz and worksheet combo:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about scientific notation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as exponent term and digit term
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving multiplication and division
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the format of scientific notation and how to perform mathematical operations using it

Additional Learning

For additional learning about how to multiply or divide numbers in scientific notation, look over the accompanying less entitled How to Multiply & Divide in Scientific Notation. Objectives covered by the lesson include:

  • Define scientific notation
  • Identify components of scientific notation, such as the exponent and digit terms
  • Learn how to multiply and divide using numbers in scientific notation
  • Solve practice problems using information from the lesson