In this introduction to scientific notation, Professor Perez explains what it is and what numbers meet the criteria for scientific notation. He also demonstrates how to convert numbers to scientific notation and emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying numbers. Through a series of examples, he shows students how to move the decimal point and how to divide or multiply by powers of 10 to get the correct answer in scientific notation. Overall, this is a great lesson for beginners in algebra to learn the fundamentals of scientific notation.
An introduction to scientific notation.
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