Math and Arithmetic

Why are exponents important?

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January 28, 2011 12:18AM

Scientists use exponents to determine the speed of light, the distance between planets, or counting cells. Counting the number of cells can determine if someone does not have enough white blood cells, so they cannot fight diseases as easily. I know that people have million of cells in their body, so with exponents you do not have to write them all out, but in powers of ten.