# Question: Why Do We Use Powers Of 10?

## What does a positive exponent for 10 represent?

The 3 in 103 is called the exponent.

The expression 103 is called the exponential expression.

103 is read as “10 to the third power” or “10 cubed.” It means 10 • 10 • 10, or 1,000.

82 is read as “8 to the second power” or “8 squared.” It means 8 • 8, or 64….Exponential FormExpanded FormValue1011010100114 more rows.

## Why is it easier to write large numbers using powers of ten?

Large numbers like 100 billion are cumbersome to write out in ordinary form (100,000,000,000) and so scientists use a shorthand notation called powers of ten. … The exponent tells you how many times ten is to be multiplied by iteslf to equal the number you wish to write. For example, 100 can be written as 10×10 = 102.

## Why do we use exponents in real life?

Exponents are supercript numerals that let you know how many times you should multiply a number by itself. Some real world applications include understanding scientific scales like the pH scale or the Richter scale, using scientific notation to write very large or very small numbers and taking measurements.

## What does 10 to the power of 8 mean?

100,000,000. “ten to the eight” billion.

## What is 10 to the trillionth power?

Positive powersNamePowerNumberten million (crore (India))710,000,000hundred million8100,000,000billion (milliard)91,000,000,000trillion (billion)121,000,000,000,00028 more rows

## What does the power of 10 mean?

Power of 10, in mathematics, any of the whole-valued (integer) exponents of the number 10. A power of 10 is as many number 10s as indicated by the exponent multiplied together. … When n is less than 0, the power of 10 is the number 1 n places after the decimal point; for example, 10−2 is written 0.01.