What exactly does "e" to do a certain number?

all i know is that is increases the number... <:(

Guest Apr 6, 2017

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" e " means " × 10^{n} " where " n " is the number that comes after the " e ".

For example:

3.2e5 = 3.2 × 10^{5} = 3.2 × 100,000 = 320,000

and

4.53e-2 = 4.53 × 10^{-2} = 0.0453

It probably stands for "exponent" or something like that..I don't really know. There is also an e that is a special number like pi. It doesn't "do" anything though, it's just a number.

hectictar
Apr 6, 2017