Standard Form

Definition of Standard Form

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

Example of Standard Form

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

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Solved Example on Standard Form

Ques: 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 1066 is - 4,800,000.