# 1.30: Scientific Notation

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Scientific Notation |
Scientific notation is a means of representing a number as a product of a number that is at least 1 but less than 10 and a power of 10. |

order of magnitude |
Formally, the order of magnitude is the exponent in scientific notation. Informally it refers to size. Two objects or numbers are of the same order of magnitude are relatively similar sizes. |

Standard Form |
As opposed to scientific notation, standard form means writing numbers in the usual way with all of the zeros accounted for in the value. |

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Scientific notation, why it is used, and converting numbers to and from scientific notation.

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