## Scientific Notation

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Diana_OToole_1F
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### Scientific Notation

I noticed a lot of the solutions to textbook problems in the solutions manual use scientific notation at every step of calculations when the values are rather large. But when compared to my final answers they're a couple values off (I would input it all into my calculator at once and then convert to scientific notation at the end). Does it matter which method we use for our calculations on the midterm or will we be given credit for either method?

Matthew Leung 1G
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### Re: Scientific Notation

I think that you should be fine. I do my questions the same way as you, rounding and changing to scientific notation only at the end. Don't think there's any harm at being more accurate.