Computing with numbers in scientific notation

5 videos
2 skills
Solve multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction problems involving numbers written in scientific notation.

Multiplying in scientific notation example

VIDEO 5:23 minutes
Learn how to solve a multiplication problem using scientific notation: (9.1 * 10^6)(3.2 * 10^-5)

Multiplying & dividing in scientific notation

VIDEO 2:53 minutes
Learn how to simplify a multiplication and division expression using scientific notation. The expression in this problem is (7 * 10^5) / ((2 * 10^-2)(2.5 * 10^9)).

Multiplying three numbers in scientific notation

VIDEO 7:35 minutes
Multiplying really big or really small numbers is much easier when using scientific notation. This video gives an example of multiplying three numbers that are written in scientific notation.

Multiplying & dividing in scientific notation

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice expressing products and quotients in scientific notation.

Subtracting in scientific notation

VIDEO 4:13 minutes
Learn how to subtract numbers written in scientific notation. The problem solved in this video is (4.1 * 10^-2) - (2.6 * 10^-3).

Adding & subtracting in scientific notation

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Given two numbers in scientific notation, practice adding and subtracting them.

Simplifying in scientific notation challenge

VIDEO 5:52 minutes
Sal simplifies a very hairy expression that involves quantities in scientific notation.