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Exponential Notation: Definition & Examples

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If we multiply a number by 10^48, are we moving the decimal point to the right or the left in the original number?

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1. If we multiply a number by 10^-15, how many places are we moving the decimal point, and in which direction (right or left)?

2. The number 1.307 x 10^-7 is written in exponential notation. Write it in standard form.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to express really large or small numbers using exponential notation using this quiz/worksheet combo. Practice problems assess your understanding of when to move the decimal point to the left or right when using this method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on your ability to:

  • Use exponential notation in problem with positive exponent
  • Transfer a number from exponential notation to standard form
  • Take a number from standard to exponential form
  • Use exponential notation in problem with negative exponent

Skills Practiced

In this lesson, you will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on exponential notation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding using exponential notation with a negative exponent
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about when to move the decimal point to the left or right when using exponential notation

Additional Learning

Learn more about this method by reviewing the related lesson called Exponential Notation: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe exponential notation
  • Transfer number from exponential notation to standard form
  • Detail converting from standard form to exponential notation
  • Provide example to demonstrate this method
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