## Convert Negative Numbers to Scientific Notation

### Scientific Notation: Learn

Scientific notation is used to express very large or very small numbers. A number in scientific notation is written as the product of a number (integer or decimal) and a power of 10. The number has one digit to the left of the decimal point. The power of ten indicates how many places the decimal point was moved.

A standard number *larger* than 1 can be converted to scientific notation
by *increasing* the power of ten by one for each place the decimal is moved
to the *left*.

The number -6,000,000,000 could be written in scientific notation as -6x10^{9}.
The number -6,000,000,000 is equivalent to -6*1,000,000,000.
The number 1,000,000,000 is equivalent to 10^{9} or
10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10.

A decimal number *smaller* than 1 can be converted to scientific notation
by *decreasing* the power of ten by one for each place the decimal point
is moved to the *right*.

The decimal number -0.00000065 written in scientific notation would be
-6.5x10^{-7} because the decimal point was moved 7 places to the
right to form the number 6.5. It is equivalent to
-6.5*0.1*0.1*0.1*0.1*0.1*0.1*0.1

### Scientific Notation: Practice

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