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Q: Why is scientific notation so important in our modern day society? What would be the value of expressing something like the national debt in scientific notation?
A: You would probably lose a couple decimals because a long train of decimals makes numbers more difficult to read. If you don't cut those off, there's no difference at all. It would be easier to express it in billions though. [ [ If you do end up rounding down and losing some decimals, I'm sure the government would thank you. Read more: ] ]
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