## MSH! Classes - Powers of Ten

 Powers of Ten Material of many levels of sophishistication is presented on this page. Some of it should be familiar. Some of it should be completely new. The Usual Powers of Ten The Funny Looking (at First) Powers of Ten Needed To Write 1 through 10 Apply A Pattern - The Exponents Used to Write 2, 20, 200     NOTES: No points have been marked on this page for BREAKs. Decide for yourself when to break. Keep both notes open and your calculator open. If you only have the computer calculator, use it to verify the easier examples. A scientific or graphing calculator will work for all. You might find the word list on NAME THAT NUMBER (PART I) to be of value. You might find the table on place value to be useful.

Some of the Integer Powers of Ten

This list extends infinitely at each end.

Examine the list, generalize or make an observation about a pattern or patterns you see, and record your observations below the list.

 1 quadrillion 100 trillion 10 trillion 1 trillion 100 billion 10 billion 1 billion 100 million 10 million 1 million 100 thousand 10 thousand 1 thousand 1 hundred ten one 1 tenth 1 hundredth 1 thousandth 10-thousandth 100-thousandth 1 billionth

Writing 2, 3, 4 As Powers of Ten

Each number may be written as a power of ten.

The larger a number is, the larger the power of 10 required to represent it. THERE IS NO WAY WITHOUT KNOWLEGDE OF LOGS OR A CALCULTOR OR MATH TABLES FOR THE READER TO DETERMINE THE EXPONENTS LISTED BELOW. The reader of this page is not expected to study logs now!

 one two three four five six seven eight nine ten

 Writing 2, 20, 200 As Powers of Ten Using the integer powers of ten and the decimal or fractional powers of ten, any number may be written. 1. Please state your observations.     2. Use only the tables above and your observations to answer. Ten to what power is 20,000?

Lesson c400, "Powers on Your Computer's Calculator"

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