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- How to convert an ordinary number into standard form.

**Expressing Ordinary Numbers In Standard Form Calculator Parameters:** You may enter whole or decimal numbers and the calculator will automatically convert the number to standard form using the number of decimal places selected.

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Y = A × 10^{n} = |

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A number is expressed in the standard form if it is written as a power of ten. When a number is expressed in the standard form, it usually contains two parts: a decimal part that is a number between 1 and 10 and a part that expresses only powers of ten, as shown in the scheme below.

Y = A × 10^{n}

where 1 ≤ A < 10 and n = integer.

The decimal part must include all non-zero digits of the original ordinary number. For example, we can write

24,307 = 2.4307 × 10^{4}

The value of the index n is determined by the number of positions the decimal point has shifted during the conversion from ordinary to standard form. In integers, we take the position of the decimal point at the end of the number. Thus, in our example, the decimal point has been after the 5^{th} digit and after the conversion to standard form, it went after the 1^{st} digit. Hence, the decimal point has moved 4 units due left. That's why the index n is 4.

Indeed,

2.4307 × 10^{4} = 2.4307 × 10,000

= 24,307

= 24,307

On the other hand, when dealing with very small numbers, we express the index n as negative. For example, we write

0.0000376 = 3.76 × 10^{-5}

Again, we count the shift of decimal point from the old position (in the ordinary form) to the new position (in the standard form). This time, the shift is 5 units due right. This is because

3.76 × 10^{-5} = 3.76 × *1**/**10*^{5}

=*3.76**/**100,000*

=*376**/**10,000,000*

= 0.0000376

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= 0.0000376

Even if the original ordinary number is decimal, we still use the same procedure, i.e. we write all digits up to the last non-zero digit in the first part of the standard form. For example,

450.17 = 4.5017 × 10^{2}

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