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    Differences in notations

    Could you tell me what about the different between scientific, standard and engineering notation??

    For example: if I convert 0.00000678 to scientififc notation, the answer is = 6.78 x 10^-6.

    Can I convert it into standard and engineering notation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboman View Post
    Could you tell me what about the different between scientific, standard and engineering notation??

    For example: if I convert 0.00000678 to scientififc notation, the answer is = 6.78 x 10^-6.

    Can I convert it into standard and engineering notation?

    Regards,


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    Scientific notation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Engineering notation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    What do you mean by standard notation
    If it is Decimal Notation than its same
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    Thank you for your kind feedback. How about the answer? Are they the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboman View Post
    Thank you for your kind feedback. How about the answer? Are they the same?

    Cheers,

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    Did you bother to read the links ADARSH gave? They tell you how to answer this question.

    What you give is standard notation. Scientific notation has one non-zero digit before the decimal (so that part of the number is between 1 and 10) while engineering notation has the first non-zero digit immediately after the decimal point.
    Standard notation: 0.00000678
    Scientific notation: 6.78x 10^-6
    Engineering notation: 0.678x 10^-5
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