#### ScalesMichael

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Any help you could give me on this would be very much appreciated

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Michael Scales

The "E" is a shortcut for scientific notation. Consider 3E2 to be the same as \(\displaystyle 3x10^2\) which is 300.

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Hello. Knowing that the number following E is the exponent on a power of 10 also tells us how many positions to move the decimal point -- when changing from… result 8,03214E-06. What does the E mean …?

When the exponent is negative, we shift the decimal point to the left. When it's positive, we shift to the right.

(Note: In the US, we use a period for the decimal point, not a comma, so that's how I'll type it.)

8.03214E-06 shows that the decimal point needs to be shifted 6 positions to the left. Therefore, writing as a decimal number yields:

0.0000083214

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