# SOLUTION: What is the advantage of expressing a number in scientific notion over decimal notation?

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 Question 359219: What is the advantage of expressing a number in scientific notion over decimal notation?Found 2 solutions by nyc_function, ewatrrr:Answer by nyc_function(2733)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Scientific notation is a way to express very small or very large numbers. Scientific notation has a number of useful rules and is often favored by scientists, mathematicians and engineers, who work with such numbers everyday. Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!``` Hi, the advantage of expressing a number in scientific notation? Generally it is a simpler version than the decimal notation. For ex 1,200,000,000,000.00 in decimal notation 1.2x10^12 says it more simply ```