# Which one is bigger 1 g or 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴ g ?

#### Indranil

##### Junior Member
Which one is bigger 1 g or 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴ g ?

Which one is bigger 1 g or 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴ g? Could you explain, please?

#### Dr.Peterson

##### Elite Member
Which one is bigger 1 g or 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴ g? Could you explain, please?
Do you know what 10-24 means? It means 1/1024, which is 0.000000000000000000000001.

So, what is the value of 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴?

#### Indranil

##### Junior Member
do you know what 10-24 means? It means 1/1024, which is 0.000000000000000000000001.

So, what is the value of 1.6605 x 10⁻²⁴?
1.6605e-24

#### Dr.Peterson

##### Elite Member
1.6605e-24
That is a common computer/calculator representation of 1.6605*10^-24; the "e" means "times 10 to the power ...". It adds nothing to the discussion unless you interpret it.

The answer, written out normally, is 0.0000000000000000000000016605.

Now, which is larger: that or 1?

And perhaps you can tell us the context of the question, because there is probably more to discuss.

#### Jomo

##### Elite Member
Which one is bigger 1 g or 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴ g? Could you explain, please?
Multiplying any number by 10-24 is a command (like +, -, x ,,,etc) to move the decimal to the left 24 places from wherever it is.

Since both 1 g and 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴ g are both in grams we just need to decide which is bigger between 1 and 1.6605 X 10⁻²⁴. Based on what I wrote above the answer should be obvious.

#### Indranil

##### Junior Member
That is a common computer/calculator representation of 1.6605*10^-24; the "e" means "times 10 to the power ...". It adds nothing to the discussion unless you interpret it.

The answer, written out normally, is 0.0000000000000000000000016605.

Now, which is larger: that or 1?

And perhaps you can tell us the context of the question, because there is probably more to discuss.
1 is larger.