Algebra 1

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ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-2 Scientific Notation - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 424: 47


Because scientific notation is meant to be constant throughout in its format with the constant number in the notation being a value less than 10. This is so that when comparing numbers in scientific notation, you can quickly tell how large the numbers are with respect to each other with greater ease.

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