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Magnitude of order

  1. Aug 30, 2005 #1
    What is meant by "find the magnitude of order?" What is it? The Qs on my hw are numbers such as 9.10645x10^5 and 6.5x10^-5.
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2005 #2

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    The "order of magnitude" to the power of 10.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2005 #3
    The exponent is the order of magnitude?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2005 #4

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    Well yes, more or less.

    For example, 1.253.000 and 7.552.215 aren't the same but they're in the same order of magnitude, being millions here. You could say that the order here is "6", since they can be written as x,y * 10^6
     
  6. Aug 30, 2005 #5
    Ok thanks, thats easy. I don't know why my teacher didn't teach us that!!
     
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