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A way of expressing the extreme range of values. 


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What is a Subscript and what is it used for? 

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A subscript is used to modify the meaning of units, constants, and vaiables. It is placed to the right of the main character and set in a smaller type than the main character and below the base line. 


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What is a superscript and what is it used for? 

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A superscript almost always represents an exponent. It is written in a smaller type than the main character and is set above the base line. 


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Z sub zero is read as what? 

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The mass of an electron at rest. 


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How is "e raised to the x" read? 

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What is usually meant when talking about scientific notation? 

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What is the standard form for writing mn0000, asumming that m is in the hundred thousands place in this number, and n is in the tenthousands place? 

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A radix point is more commonly known as what? 

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Why and when might someone write 30000 as .3*10^5? 

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In ceratin countries and in many books and papers written before the middle of the twentieth century, this was the standard way to write in the power of ten notation. 


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What are the four ways to express multiplication? 

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A cross sign at a 45 degree angle, an asterus (*), parenthasis, or a dot that is above the base line. 


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When using units that need to be multiplied, which form of multiplication should be used? 

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The dot that is raised above the base line. 


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What are two ways of expressing a number times ten raised to another number? The possitive form of one of them can be written two ways, which mades three total. Use any numbers for this problem. 

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8.234E8, 8.234E+8, 8.234*10^8 


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The orders of magnitued larger of one number than another number means what? 

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One number might be 10^n times bigger than the other number, so the order of magnitued is n. 

