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A sound understanding of Scientific Notation (also known as Standard Form) is essential to ensure exam success.
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Exam Ques 1 (N5) | Scientific Notation (No Answers) |
Exam Ques 1 (N5) | Scientific Notation (With Answers) |
Exam Ques 2 (N5) | Scientific Notation |
Exam Ques 3 (N5) | Scientific Notation |
Exam Ques 4 (GCSE) | Scientific Notation |
Worksheet | Scientific Notation |
Mind Map 1 | Scientific Notation |
Mind Map 2 | Scientific Notation (PowerPoint) |
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A Scientific Notation exam question is shown below.
The Earth is approximately spherical with a radius of 6400 kilometers. Calculate the volume of the Earth giving your answer in scientific notation, correct to 2 significant figures.
Source: 2015 N5 Maths P2, Q6
It is the way that scientists easily handle very large numbers or very small numbers.
Real life examples of scientific notation:
The reason numbers are written this way is to make it easier for professionals to perform calculations without making mistakes.
For example it would be easy to enter the wrong number into your calculator if performing calculations involving a dust particle:
In exams, you may be asked:
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