Standard Form AlgebraDeeply test your understanding of standard form (scientific notation) by involving a little algebra. 
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Standard Form  Begin here if you prefer your standard form to come without algebra.
Level 1  Simplifying expressions in standard form
Level 2  Multiplication and division of numbers in standard form
Level 3  Mixed standard form questions
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Standard form, also known as scientific notation, is a way of conveniently writing numbers that accommodates values too large or small to be conveniently written in standard decimal notation.
3.48 x 10^{4}
= 3.48 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
= 3.48 x 10000
= 34800
3.48 x 10^{2}
3.48 x ^{1}⁄_{100}
= 3.48 ÷ 100
= 0.0348
Finally note that any number raised to the power zero is 1 so:
3.48 x 10^{0}
= 3.48 x 1
= 3.48
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These exercises use MathQuill, a web formula editor designed to make typing Maths easy and beautiful. Watch the animation below to see how common mathematical notation can be created using your keyboard.
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