Scientists have to work with some very large and some very small numbers. To represent these numbers more easily, they use scientific notation. Scientific notation relies on powers of 10. This video gives examples of how to represent a large and small number and explains powers of ten.

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This video really enlighted me about the scientific notation I 'learned' from school.

I think that was for me what you said music meant to you for about 2 years, hehe :/

1.195457262402869097429766885833831440526001195457262402869 * 10^57

There, it is very efficient

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You could say the mass of the sun is 2 nonillion, however.

Thx for the help! 🙂 Every time we do Star Math, it always asks me stuff i don't even know like notations with 20 0s (it's frustrating and confusing, so I guess). My teacher told me my math grade level is 9th grade and I'm in 6th grade.

1.1954572624 x 10^57

Thank you for this great content!

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1.1954573 x10^57 protons

Brilliantly explained. Thanks a lot! This can be directly used as example for teaching confused kids the beauty of exponents.

There are ~1.195×10^57 protons.

1.1954572624028690974297668858338E10^57

1.19 x 10^ 57 protons

So completely adorable!"Two zero zero zero zero zero zero …" XD

1.1954572624 x 10^57

Good!

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very helpfull

1.19545726240286 × 10^57 protons

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I love the idea of making videos explaining math. It seems so fun to do!

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LOL for the comment "Can you repeat that?"

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1.20×10^57 protons (3 sig figs)

It's not 2000 billion billion billion you pretzel. It's 2 decillion. You don't say 4000 is "4 ten ten ten" or a 1000000 "1 thousand thousand" jeez.

1.20×10^57 protons (3 significant figures)

1195460000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 protons

5019*10^29?

1.673

simply divide the proton mass into the suns mass. 2 x 10^30 / 1673 x 10^-27

1.1954572624 x 10^57 p+

1.9*10^57 EZ

Or just 20 to the 30 powered equals the mass of the sun

no. of protons in the sun = 2×10^30 / 1.673×10^-27