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e notation

Postby guest » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:09 pm

what fraction of a liter is 8e-7 liters?
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Re: e notation

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:29 am

guest wrote:what fraction of a liter is 8e-7 liters?


e is used as a shorthand for scientific notation, where a number is multiplied by ten raised to some positive or negative power. Consider it to be x10^ so 8e-7 is 8 x 10^(-7) or 0.0000008 L, perhaps more usefully expressed as 0.8 ┬ÁL or 800 nL.
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