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Entire number make up the order of magnitude or just the decimal place

  1. Sep 6, 2006 #1
    So, does the entire number make up the order of magnitude or just the decimal places. I dont understand
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2006 #2

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    What a strange statement! What number are you talking about? What "decimal places"? Do you know the definition of "order of magnitude"?
     
  4. Sep 6, 2006 #3
    For example if I have 3.4 and .1, are these numbers of the same order of magnitude because they both go into the tenths place 10^-1, or are they different orders of magnitude because 3.4 is much larger than .1?
     
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