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Download now on Google PlayThe process of converting scientific notation to decimal form can be determined using the following steps:

**1**. Shift the number of decimal mentioned in the power of \(10\) and add zeros if necessary.

**2**. If the power of \(10\) is positive shift the decimal to the right side. If the power of \(10\) is negative shift the decimal to the left side.

**3**. Write the number in decimal form.

Example:

Convert the following numbers into decimal form: (i) \(5.23 \times 10^3\) (ii) \(7.2 \times 10^{-4}\)

**Solution**:

(i) In the scientific notation \(5.23 \times 10^3\), the power of \(10\) is positive. So, let us shift the decimal to the right side. Thus, we have:

\(5.23 \times 10^{3} = 5230\)

Therefore, the decimal number is \(5230\)

(ii) In the scientific notation \(7.2 \times 10^{-4}\), the power of \(10\) is negative. So, let us shift the decimal to the left side. Thus, we have:

\(7.2 \times 10^{-4} = 0.00072\)

Therefore, the decimal number is \(0.00072\)