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What does 3.4 E + 38 mean? (In normal number terms).
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What does 3.4 E + 38 mean? (In normal number terms).
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Mathisnotfun Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is that 3.4^38 ?
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across Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
That means 340000000000000000000000000000000000000.
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Mathisnotfun Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
3.4x10^38
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Dumb_as_a_Duck Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh! Thanks @across :) so the +38 means plus thirty eight zeroes right?
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fewscrewsmissing Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Basically yes. If it were 38, you'd move the decimal place the other direction, such that it would become 0.0000000...034.
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Dumb_as_a_Duck Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh. and what does 172.5E5 mean?
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fewscrewsmissing Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It means 17250000.
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Dumb_as_a_Duck Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so 3.4 E +38 could also be written as 3.4E39? (39 cuz the 4 comes after the decimal)
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fewscrewsmissing Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No. 3.4*10^38 (note that this is the same as 3.4E+38 it's just a slightly different, and I'd say probably more common, notation) is equivalent to 0.34*10^39.
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Dumb_as_a_Duck Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh. i geddit! thanks :)
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