OpenStudy (anonymous):

explain the steps for writing 0.000000001in scientific notation ?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

1.Count the number of decimal places.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

2.See the other numbers other than zero..and write no.of decimal places as 10^- watever.. here it'll be 1 * 10^-9

5 years ago
OpenStudy (habbster):

all you need to do is to move the decimal point to the right until it passed the number 1 then put x10 then count the number of places you move the decimals then put that number as an exponent

5 years ago
OpenStudy (habbster):

it you move to the right the exponent is in negative and if you move to the left it is positive

5 years ago
OpenStudy (amistre64):

scientist can only deal with numbers between 1 and sufficiently large values of 9 so they invented their own way of expressing values outside of those ranges :)

5 years ago