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Standard Form 9

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

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1. Which of the following numbers is the largest?

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2. Which of the following numbers is the smallest?

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3. Which of the following numbers is the largest?

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4. Which of the following numbers is the smallest?

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5. Evaluate (9.9 x 104)2

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6. Evaluate (5.9 x 10-4)3

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7. If a = 7 x 10-2, b = 5.8 x 102 and c = 7.7 x 10-6, what is ab÷c to two decimal places?

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8. If a = 5.6 x 101, b = 8.2 x 10-2 and c = 4.8 x 10-2, what is a + b − c to two decimal places?

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9. The dimensions of a water tank in the shape of a cuboid are 8.6 x 103mm,
5 x 103mm and 7.6 x 103mm. What is the capacity of the tank in standard form to 2 decimal places?

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10. The speed of light is approximately 3 x 108 metres per second. Express this in kilometres per hour in standard form to 3 significant figures.

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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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