## BSL Maths Glossary - standard form - Definition (symbol n x 10^{n} or 10^{-n})

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Definition

Standard form or Scientific notation is a shorter form of writing very large
or very small numbers (with many digits after the decimal point.)

You would write the first digit of the number and then a decimal point
and multiply to the power of the number of digits falling after the decimal.

If it is a very small number and the decimal is being moved down then
it would be multiplied to the power minus the number of digits.