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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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??

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