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    Subscripts and Superscripts Help

    Introduction to Subscripts and Superscripts Scientists, engineers, and other technical people use scientific notation to express the extreme quantitative values they encounter. In real-world applications, trigonometry often involves ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Power of Ten Help

    Standard and Alternative Form Scientists and engineers like to express extreme numerical values using an exponential technique known as power-of-10 notation. This is usually what is meant when they talk about scientific notation. ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Rules for Use of Power of 10 Notation Help

    Rule of Use of 10 Notation In printed literature, power-of-10 notation is generally used only when the power of 10 is large or small. If the exponent is between –2 and 2 inclusive, numbers are written out in plain decimal form as ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Approximation, Error, and Precedence Help

    Truncation and Rounding In trigonometry, the numbers we work with are rarely exact values. We must almost always settle for an approximation. There are two ways of doing this: truncation (easy but not very accurate) and ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Significant Figures Help

    Introduction to Significant Figures When multiplication or division is done using power-of-10 notation, the number of significant figures (also called significant digits ) in the result cannot legitimately be greater than the number ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Scientific Notation Practice Test

    Review the following concepts if needed: Subscripts and Superscripts Help

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional

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