Is there value in expressing things in scientific notation? Specifically, provide an example regarding national debt. Is there any information lost in translation, and is that lost information important?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 1:12 am ad1c9bdddf
Scientific notation is a convenient way of expressing very large or very small numbers. Thus, the national debt, which is approximately 16.6 trillion dollars, can be expressed in scientific notation as 1.66 * 10^13 dollars.
The main advantage of expressing very large or very ...
We explain the utility of scientific notation with an example involving our national debt.