To Convert From Scientific Notation to a Normal Number
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To convert from scientific notation to a normal number:
 move the decimal as many places as the power of 10

 ...to the left if it's a negative power Meaning you have a small number.
 ...to the right if it's a positive power Meaning you have a big number.

Example 1:
Change 1.753 x 108 into a normal number

1.753 x 108     1753_ _ _ _ _    = 175,300,000

 power of 8
 8 spaces
 Fill 5 blank spaces with zeroes.
 positive 8, meaning big #
 to the right
Example 2: Change 8.05 x 10-3 into a normal number

8.05 x 10-3     _ _ 805   = .00805

 power of 3
 3 spaces
 Fill 2 blank spaces with zeroes.
 negative 3, meaning small #
 to the left

Rather than memorize whether to move left or right it's easier to remember that, with scientific notation:
negative powers of 10 go with small numbers (less than 1),
and
positive powers of 10 go with large numbers (greater than 1)

Example 1: Change 950,000 into scientific notation

Example 2: Change 7 x 10-6 into a normal number

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