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Beginning Pre-Calculus for Game Developers by Boris Meltreger, John P. Flynt

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A Few Worked Problems

Here are a few worked problems that involve various uses of scientific notation.

  • This problem calls for you to convert a number in scientific notation to an integer value.

    6.3 × 104 = 6.3 × 10,000 = 63,000

    To convert a number from its scientific form to an integer, you begin with the rational form of the number, and then multiply it by a number consisting of 1 and a number of zeros corresponding to the number of the exponent of 10.

  • When you deal with values that are a fraction of 1, you can determine how to shift the number by converting the exponential form of 10 into a fraction.

    10 raised to the power of 2 is 100, and when ...

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