Decimal Point Notation

Decimal PointNotation

The decimal point is used to separate the whole part of a number from the decimal part. The whole part is represented using number digits to the left of the decimal point. The decimal part is also represented using digits to the right of the decimal point.

Decimal Point Notation Annotated

Decimal places

The number digits to the left and the right part of the number have significance. Where each digit is position indicates the magnitude of the number.

The decimal point shows the reader the magnitude of each number represented in the number.

Examples

Scientific Notation

Scientific notation is a notation that scientists use to keep track of the number of significant digits in a number as well as easily recognize the magnitude of a number.

Scientific Notation Notation
Scientific Notation

Scientific notation is a notation that scientists use to keep track of the number of significant digits in a number as well as easily recognize the magnitude of a number.