Converting to Scientific Notation
Hi all.
Is it necessary to keep the trailing zeros when converting to scientific notation?
(Note: My use of ^ is to notate an exponent.)
eg. 3100.0 x 10^2
My answer was 3.1 x 10^5 however the correct answer was 3.1000 x 10^5
(Is it pertinent to keep the trailing zeros?)
Another example would be:
1000 x 10^3
My answer was 1 however the correct answer was 1.000
(Is there a reason for this?)
