Order of magnitude
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Orders of magnitude are written in powers of 10. For example, the order of magnitude of 1500 is 3, since 1500 may be written as 1.5 × 10^{3}.
Differences in order of magnitude can be measured on a base-10 logarithmic scale in “decades” (i.e., factors of ten).
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See also
- Big O notation
- Decibel
- Names of large numbers
- Names of small numbers
- Number sense
- Orders of approximation
- Orders of magnitude (numbers)
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Further reading
- Asimov, Isaac The Measure of the Universe (1983)
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