# Standard form problem

• May 30th 2006, 04:10 PM
rob3000
Standard form problem
Hi
This is probably easy but I just can't see it.

I have a question which states 200KN as 200 x 106 N (6 should be raised, but I couldn't do it. ie. 6 decimal places.)

How is this right, I see it as 200KN = 200000 = 200 X 103 N (sorry, 3 should be raised again)

Thanks for any help
• May 31st 2006, 02:57 AM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by rob3000
Hi
This is probably easy but I just can't see it.

I have a question which states 200KN as 200 x 106 N (6 should be raised, but I couldn't do it. ie. 6 decimal places.)

How is this right, I see it as 200KN = 200000 = 200 X 103 N (sorry, 3 should be raised again)

Thanks for any help

In three words, you are correct. Also, technically the "K" should be lowercase: "200 kN."

Just a note: In plain type you can do 10^3 to represent 1000 or in LaTeX:
$10^3$. Just click on the number and a box will come up telling you how to write it.

-Dan
• May 31st 2006, 01:35 PM
ThePerfectHacker
topsquark I do not know how you do it, but you really need a reward for being able to figure out the most ambigous problems ever placed on these forums.
• Jun 1st 2006, 01:00 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
topsquark I do not know how you do it, but you really need a reward for being able to figure out the most ambigous problems ever placed on these forums.

Ummm...what was ambiguous about it??

-Dan