standard form


Definition of Standard Form

  • Standard form of numbers is a way of writing numbers using digits.

Examples of Standard Form

  • The following numbers are in standard form.
    16,000
    100,001
    1,225
    0.000037

Solved Example on Standard Form

Express - 4.8 × 106 in standard form. 
Choices:
A. - 4,800,000
B. 4,800,000
C. - 48,000,000
D. 480,000
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1:- 4.8 × 106 = - 4,800,000 [Multiplying by 1,000,000 moves the decimal point 6 places to the right.] 
Step 2: The standard form of - 4.8 × 106 is - 4,800,000.

Related Terms for Standard Form

  • Digits