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Divide numbers written in scientific notation
To divide numbers in scientific notation, regroup to divide the factors and divide the powers of ten. Then simplify. To divide the powers of ten, use the Quotient of Powers.
Evaluate the expression
=
Associative Property
=
Divide 9.5 by 2.1
=
4.5x10
^{6-3}
Quotient of Powers
=
4.5x10
^{3}
Subtract the exponents.
=
4.5x1,000
10
^{3}
=1,000
=
4,500
Move the decimal point 3 places.