Name:    Scientific Notation Practice Quiz

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

The radius of Earth is 6 370 000 m. Express this measurement in proper scientific notation.
 a. m b. m c. m d. m

2.

Which kind of graph would be best to use with these data?
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 a. Line graph c. Bar graph b. Circle graph d. None of the above

3.

Solve (2 ´ 104) ´ (4 ´ 10–12) and express in scientific notation
 a. 8 ´ 108 cm b. 6 ´ 10–8 cm c. 8 ´ 10–8 cm d. 8 ´ 10–48 cm

4.

The diameter of a carbon atom is 0.000 000 000 154 m. What is this number expressed in scientific notation?
 a. 1.54 10 m b. 1.54 10 m c. 1.54 10 m d. 1.54 10 m

5.

The expression of 0.6795 km in scientific notation is ____.
 a. 67.95 10 km b. 6.795 10 km c. 6.795 10 km d. 6.795 10 km e. 6795 10 km

6.

What is the result of multiplying 3 10 by 4 10?
 a. 12 10 b. 12 10 c. 1.2 10 d. 1.2 10

7.

The expression of 5008 km in scientific notation is ____.
 a. 5.008 10 km c. 5.008 10 km b. 50.08 10 km d. 5.008 10 km

8.

Solve:  (8 10) ¸ (4 10)?
 a. 2 10 b. 2 10 c. 2 10 d. 2 10

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

9.

A circle graph is most commonly used when the data is in the form of percentages.

10.

In most line graphs, the dependent variable is placed along the X-axis.

11.

A measurement of 5.685 x 10-6 is equivalent to 0.0000005685.

12.

A measurement of 2.79 x 104 is equivalent to 27,900.