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Write this in the “What is Scientific Notation?” section of your foldable: Scientific Notation is used to represent very large and very small numbers. Scientific Notation always has a coefficient that is between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of ten. Coefficient Exponent 4.6 x 104 __________________________________________________________________________________ Write this in the “Proper Scientific Notation” section of your foldable: If the coefficient is too large, you need to move the decimal back to the appropriate space and add that amount to your exponent. 38.2 x 103 should be changed to 3.82 x 104 If the coefficient is too small, you need to move the decimal forward to the appropriate space and subtract that amount from your exponent. 0.012 x 105 should be changed to 1.2 x 103 _________________________________________________________________________________________ Write this in the “Numbers Larger than 1” section of your foldable: Exponent is positive! Standard Form: 123,547,000 Scientific Notation: 1.23547 x 108 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Write this in the “Numbers Smaller than 1” section of your foldable: Exponent is negative! Standard Form: 0.000578 Scientific Notation: 5.78 x 10-4