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Standard Form 4

Test your understanding of standard form (scientific notation) with this self-marking quiz.

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Write these numbers in standard form.

96600

= ×10 Correct Wrong

509000

= ×10 Correct Wrong

2740

= ×10 Correct Wrong

566000

= ×10 Correct Wrong

431000

= ×10 Correct Wrong

57.7

= ×10 Correct Wrong

32.2

= ×10 Correct Wrong

386000

= ×10 Correct Wrong

4340

= ×10 Correct Wrong

9510

= ×10 Correct Wrong

59.9

= ×10 Correct Wrong

853000

= ×10 Correct Wrong

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Level 1 - Converting from standard form. Positive indices.

Level 2 - Converting from standard form. Negative indices.

Level 3 - Converting from standard form. Mixed including zero as the index.

Level 4 - Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 1.

Level 5 - Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 2.

Level 6 - Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 3.

Level 7 - Mixed calculations.

Level 8 - Mixed calculations without a calculator.

Level 9 - Multiple choice exercise.

Standard Form Algebra - Deeply test your understanding of standard form by involving a little algebra.

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Standard Form

Standard form, also known as scientific notation, is a way of writing numbers that accommodates values too large or small to be conveniently written in standard decimal notation.

Standard Form

Examples

To convert a number to standard form means to write it in the form a x 10b where a is a number greater than or equal to one and less than ten and b is an integer.

34800

= 3.48 x 10000

= 3.48 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10

= 3.48 x 104

 

0.0348

= 3.48 ÷ 100

= 3.48 x 1100

= 3.48 x 10-2

 

Finally note that any number raised to the power zero is 1 so:

3.48

= 3.48 x 1

= 3.48 x 100

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