Part
IV Scientific
Notation problems involving multiplication and division. Example
1:
(6
x 10^{6}) (2x 10^{3}) (2x 10^{3})
^{_________________________} = ______4
x 10^{ 4}  Calculate
the coefficient: 6
x 2 x 2 ___4 
Find the base/exponent term:
(10^{6}) (10^{3}) (10^{3})
^{___________________}
____ 10^{ 4} 
= 6 x 10^{ 8}  Example
2:
(4
x 10^{6}) (2x 10^{3}) ^{__________________}
= (8 x 10^{ 4} )(2x 10^{3})
 Calculate
the coefficient: 4
x 2 8 x 2  Find
the base/exponent term:
(10^{6}) (10^{3})
^{____________}
(10^{ 4}) (10^{3}) 
= 0.5x 10^{10 } =
5 x 10^{ 9}  Now
Try these: (write
your answers in the form of coefficientx10^exponent) If your answer is 3.5 x 10^{
3 } you should type 3.5x10^3 in the box then click the submit
button). (write
your answers in the form of coefficientx10^exponent) If your answer is 3.5 x 10^{
3 } you should type 3.5x10^3 in the box then click the submit
button).
(5
x 10^{6}) (2x 10^{3}) (3x 10^{3})
^{_________________________} = ______5
x 10^{ 4}  Now
Try these: (write
your answers in the form of coefficientx10^exponent) If your answer is 3.5 x 10^{
3 } you should type 3.5x10^3 in the box then click the submit
button). 1) What is the ratio of Milky Way radius to
our solar system radius given that, the distance from pluto to sun is 5.9×10^{
12 } meters and the Milky Way disk radius is. 3.9×10^{20 }meters.
Round the coefficient to the nearest tenth. 2) The speed of light is 3 x 10^{ 8 } meters/second.
If the sun is 1.5x 10^{11} meters from earth, how many seconds does it
take light to reach the earth. Express your answer in scientific notation
