In scientific notation each number is written in the form: *b × *10 ^{y}, where *b *is a number between 1 and 10
(fractional coefficient)
and *y *is
the exponent a positive or negative whole number
(an integer). Consider 6.2 x 10^{6 } 6.2 is the fractional
coefficient and 10^{6} is the exponent.

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