Scientific Notation and Standard Form
Convert numbers between the two representations standard form and scientific notation
1. Convert numbers in standard form to scientific notation.
• Only one digit if front of the decimal point and it can't be a zero.
• A times 10 part (x10) with an exponent.
• The value of the exponent is the number of places you moved the decimal pont.
• The sign on the exponent is the direction you need to move the decimal back to get the original number:
(Use a + sign if the decimal needs to move in the positive direction -->)
(Use a - sign if the decimal needs to move in the negative direction <--)
2. Convert numbers in scientific notation to standard form .
• The exponent tells how many places to move the decimal point to get the original number.
• The sign tells which direction to move the decimal point to get the original number:
(if the sign is + the decimal needs to move in the positive direction -->)
(if the sign is - the decimal needs to move in the negative direction <--)

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Problem # 1

If the number is in standard form convert it to scientific notation.
If the number is in scientific notation convert it to standard form.