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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-30-08 10:22 PM
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How does one express an exponent on a computer keyboard?
For example, the speed of light is 3 times 10 to the eighth meters per second.

c=3 X 108 m/s? Rather confusing to the reader. It was easier in the old days.
Just adjust the paper feed on the old Royal....Manual.... GAWD, I'm old!

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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-30-08 10:34 PM
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1. Use "e" or "E"
c = 3 x 10E8
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-30-08 10:40 PM
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4. Thanks much!
Never thought of that.

Senora Che? COOL!!!

:applause:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 12:18 AM
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5. The convention is that the E replaces "x 10^"
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-30-08 10:35 PM
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2. Self delete
Edited on Sun Mar-30-08 10:37 PM by liberaltrucker
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-30-08 10:38 PM
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3. E, e, or ^
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