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What are the practical usages of scientific notation?

Why is scientific notation so important in our modern day society?

What would be the value of expressing something like the national debt in scientific notation? What information would be lost in such a usage? Is that important? Explain why or why not.

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Scientific notation is used to write very large numbers or very small numbers. For example, 23,405,000,000 can be written as 2.3405 x 10^10. Scientific notation is easier to read (once you get used to it) because you can quickly tell how big or small a number is. In modern society, there are a lot of very ...

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