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: Scientific notation, also sometimes known as standard form or as exponential notation, is a way of writing numbers that accommodates values too large or small to be conveniently written in standard decimal notation. [ Scientific notation has a number of useful properties and is often favored by scientists, mathematicians and engineers, who work with such numbers.
Essentially, it's more practical

to write large numbers in this way because it saves time. ]

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