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Homework Help: Mathematical notation: 2.00 E + 00 and 1.00 E + 01 ?

  1. Apr 28, 2009 #1
    Hey. What do these numbers represent in standard form?

    Any help is appreciated.

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  3. Apr 28, 2009 #2
    You mean in this form...


  4. Apr 28, 2009 #3


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    2.00e+00 = 2.00x1000

    1.00e+01 = 1.00x1001

    3.00e-02 = 3.00x10-02

    And so on.
  5. Apr 28, 2009 #4


    Staff: Mentor

    This notation is an abbreviated form of scientific notation. The number that appears before E is the mantissa, and is normally in the range 1.0 through 9.999... The number after E is the exponent on 10 (E stands for exponent, where it is implied that it is the exponent on 10).
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