Standard Form

Definition of Standard Form

* Standard form of numbers is a way of writing numbers using digits.

Examples of Standard Form

* The following numbers are in standard form.

16,000

100,001

1,225

0.000037

Solved Example on Standard Form

Express - 4.8 × 106 in standard form.

Choices:

A. - 4,800,000

B. 4,800,000

C. - 48,000,000

D. 480,000

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1:- 4.8 × 106 = - 4,800,000 [Multiplying by 1,000,000 moves the decimal point 6 places to the right.]

Step 2: The standard form of - 4.8 × 106 is - 4,800,000.

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