ok so i have something that looks like this
how would i know where to place the decimal??
With 83,000 you get 8.3 as only that is between -10 and 10. To get 83,000 from 8.3 you'd move the decimal place 4 places right so you get n=4
If you have 0.957 then you'd get a =9.57 and n=-1 because the decimal moves one place to the left