Exponential or Scientific Notation is simply
a method
of
writing a number as a base number times some power of ten.
For example,
we could write the number 2,000,000 as 2 x 10`<sup>`6`</sup>`,
the number 0.00023 as 2.3 x 10`<sup>`-4`</sup>`,
and the number 123.456 as 1.23456 x 10`<sup>`2`</sup>`.

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