While math is not tested directly on the MCAT, you WILL be faced with a number of science questions where scientific notation calculations are required. Without a Calculator!
Scientific notation on the MCAT is a common source of panic, because unlike simple long multiplication and division, it’s hard to fall back on pen-and-paper method.
This MCAT Math Without A Calculator tutorial video will show you how to tackle scientific notation if it shows up in the form of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Scientific Notation on the MCAT Video
Addition of scientific notation: Ensure you have the same exponent power, add the coefficients
Subtraction of scientific notation: Ensure you have the same exponent power, subtract the coefficients
Multiplication of scientific notation: Multiply the coefficients and add the exponents
Division of scientific notation: Divide the coefficients and subtract the exponents
This is Video #4 in my MCAT Math Without A Calculator tutorial series. Click HERE for the entire series