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Scientific notation example: 0.0000000003457 (Full video)

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Supporting grades: 8

Description: Can you imagine if you had to do calculations with very, very small numbers? How would you handle all those zeros to the right of the decimal? Thank goodness for scientific notation! Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education. Scientific notation will be some number times some power of 10 where this number right here. And this is the number that you're going to want to start off with. This is the only number you're going to want to put ahead of or I guess to the left of the decimal point.

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