Standard Form

Using Standard Form

Very large and very small numbers can be written in standard form: m x 10

  • The first number 'm' is greater than or equal to 1 but smaller than 10

  • This is then raised to the power of another number 'n'

  • Positive integers of 'n' mean the number is big, while negative numbers mean the number is small


Standard Form: Example

This is a brief worked example, converting a range of numbers into standard form.

Standard Form and Significant Figures

Standard form not only allows us to display small and large numbers, it also allows us to easily write our data to an appropriate number of significant figures.

Standard Form Explained in Greater Detail

This is the mathematics behind how we raise numbers to the power of ten​.

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