Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-2 Scientific Notation - Lesson Check - Page 423: 8


When measuring the distance between stars.

Work Step by Step

The distance between stars is very large, and it would be cumbersome to write the distance as numbers such as $24,000,000,000,000$ miles. It is a lot easier to simply write $2.4\times10^{13}$ miles.
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