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Magnitude of order

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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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TD
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The "order of magnitude" to the power of 10.
 
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The exponent is the order of magnitude?
 
TD
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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
 
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Ok thanks, thats easy. I don't know why my teacher didn't teach us that!!
 

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