Name:____________________________________________Period:_____ Date:_________________________________
Scientific Notation Test
This is the multiple-choice section of your test. It is worth 100 points. Read each question
thoroughly. Choose the best answer. Answer by filling in the correct bubble on a scan-tron
sheet.
1. Write 6.37e-2 in standard form.
A. .00637
B. .0637
C. 637
D. 63700
A.
B.
C.
D.
2. Which is the best example of a
number written in scientific
notation?
A.
B.
C.
D.
3. 5 x
A.
B.
C.
D.
÷ 2.5 x
102
=
2 x 102
12.5 x 102
.5 x 106
5 x 106
4. 2.1 x 10-3 x 2 x 102 =
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.2 x 10-6
4.2 x 10-5
4.2 x 10-1
4.2 x 101
5. 2.5 x 104 – 1.5 x 103 =
A.
B.
C.
D.
1 x 101
1 x 107
2.35 x 104
2.35 x 107
.5 x 105
2.8 x 105
3.25 x 105
5.5 x 109
7. What is 4.01 x 100 written in
standard form?
A.
B.
C.
D.
.5 x 105
.1254
5.367 x 10-3
12.5 x 102
104
6. 3 x 104 + 2.5 x 105 =
0.401
4.001
4.01
40.1
8. What is 0.000058 written in
scientific notation?
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.8 x 10-6
5.8 x 10-5
5.8 x 105
5.8 x 106
9. What is 6.92 x 10-3 written in
standard form?
A.
B.
C.
D.
0.000692
0.00692
0.0692
0.692
Name:____________________________________________Period:_____ Date:_________________________________
Scientific Notation Test
This is the multiple-choice section of your test. It is worth 100 points. Read each question
thoroughly. Choose the best answer. Answer by filling in the correct bubble on a scan-tron
sheet.
10. The length of the Amazon River in
South America is 6, 400
kilometers. What is the length
written in scientific notation?
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.4 x 102 km
6.4 x 103 km
6.4 x 104 km
6.4 x 105 km
11. A virus is viewed under a
microscope. Its diameter is
0.0000002 meter. How would this
length be expressed in scientific
notation?
A.
B.
C.
D.
2 x 10-7 m
2 x 10-6 m
2 x 106 m
2 x 107 m
12. A rectangular section of
wilderness will be set aside as a
new wildlife refuge. Its
dimensions are 5 x 105 meters by
4 x 104 meters. Find the area of
the land in square meters.
A.
B.
C.
D.
9 x 101 square meters
9 x 109 square meters
2 x 1010 square meters
20 x 109 square meters
13. California has approximately
4 x 107 people living in it. The
population of the entire United
States is approximately 3 x 108
people. About how many times
greater is the population of the
United States than the population
of California?
A. .75 x 1015 times
B. .75 x 101 times
C. 7.5 times
14. Which should I use to measure the
length of a desk top?
A.
B.
C.
D.
kilometer
hectometer
millimeter
centimeter
15. The government will give each
state the same amount of social
security numbers. There are
5 × 109 available numbers to give
in total. How many will be
allocated to each state?
A.
B.
C.
D.
25 × 1010
1 × 108
100,000,000
Both B and C
Name:____________________________________________Period:_____ Date:_________________________________
Scientific Notation Test
This is the multiple-choice section of your test. It is worth 100 points. Read each question
thoroughly. Choose the best answer. Answer by filling in the correct bubble on a scan-tron
sheet.
16. For which value of k is the
equation below true?
4,522,800,000 = 4.5228 × 10k ?
A.
B.
C.
D.
5
8
9
10
17. Since 1993, the global average sea
level has risen 3.1 × 10-3 meters
per year due to melting glaciers
and other factors. Which of the
following units is equivalent to
3.1 × 10-3 meters per year?
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.1 kilometers per year
3.1 centimeters per year
3.1 decimeters per year
3.1 millimeters per year
18. A box contains 5 x 103 paper clips.
The mass of each paper clip in the
box is 8 x 10-4 kilogram. What is
the combined mass of the paper
clips in the box?
A.
B.
C.
D.
4 kilograms
40 kilograms
4 x 107 kilograms
4 x 10-7 kilograms
19. Which will be the exponent of the
common factor when finding the
sum of 4.15 × 10-3 and 5.28 × 106?
A.
B.
C.
D.
3
4.15
5.28
6
20. The coefficient part of a number
written in scientific notation is
between which numbers?
A. 1 and 10
B. -1 and -10
C. Both A and B
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