Standard Form :: Level 8Test your understanding of standard form (scientific notation) with this selfmarking quiz. 
Evaluate these expressions without using a calculator giving your answer in standard form.
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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  Standard form numbers in fractions without a calculator.
Level 10  Multiple choice exercise.
Standard Form Algebra  Deeply test your understanding of standard form by involving a little algebra.
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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.
To convert a number to standard form means to write it in the form a x 10^{b} 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 10^{4}
0.0348
= 3.48 ÷ 100
= 3.48 x ^{1}⁄_{100}
= 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 10^{0}
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