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How to read numbers? #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:56 am   How to read numbers?
 

Hi,
It is easy to read 1 (one), 10 (ten), but not easy for me to read 10 2 by 100; 10 6 by 1000000; 10 -6 by 1/1000000; For these cases, Is it ok to read:
10 2: two power of ten
10 6: six power of ten
3 4: four power of three
10 -6: minus siz power of ten.
and how to read 1/3? 1 1/4 (by 5/4).
Please help me as soon as good for me. Thank you in advanced.
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How to read numbers #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:39 am   How to read numbers
 

10^2 = ten squared
10^6 = ten to the power of six or ten to the sixth power
3^4 = three to the fourth or three to the power of four
10^-6 = ten to the negative sixth

One third
One and one fourth or One and a quarter
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How to read numbers #3 (permalink) Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:16 am   How to read numbers
 

There was a similar question posted here a while back.
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How to read numbers #4 (permalink) Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:45 am   How to read numbers
 

Hi,
Thank you very much but, do not confuse that what I mean: 10 2 (by 100, I mean 2 is DECIMAL, but I am not be to type it above 10): two power of ten
10 6 (=1000000): six power of ten
3 4 (= 3x3x3=27) four power of three
10 -6 (1:1000000): minus six power of ten.

Please help me agian!
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How to read numbers? #5 (permalink) Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:37 pm   How to read numbers?
 

Dear friends!
Thank you very much for answering my question.
Now I know how read numbers in special cases.
I hope you will help me to learn English many more times.
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How to read numbers #6 (permalink) Thu Oct 16, 2008 16:53 pm   How to read numbers
 

Nguyen Lan wrote:
Hi,
Thank you very much but, do not confuse that what I mean: 10 2 (by 100, I mean 2 is DECIMAL, but I am not be to type it above 10): two power of ten
10 6 (=1000000): six power of ten
3 4 (= 3x3x3=27) four power of three
10 -6 (1:1000000): minus six power of ten.

Please help me agian!

No, you have it backwards.

10^6 = 10x10x10x10x10x10 = 1,000,000 = ten to the sixth
3^4 = 3x3x3x3 (there need to be FOUR 3's) = three to the power of four, or three to the fourth

10 ^ -6 = ten to the negative sixth =.000001
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How to read numbers #7 (permalink) Thu Oct 16, 2008 16:54 pm   How to read numbers
 

Nguyen Lan wrote:
Hi,
Thank you very much but, do not confuse that what I mean: 10 2 (by 100, I mean 2 is DECIMAL, but I am not be to type it above 10): two power of ten
10 6 (=1000000): six power of ten
3 4 (= 3x3x3=27) four power of three
10 -6 (1:1000000): minus six power of ten.

Please help me agian!
Barb_D
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Joined: 13 Jun 2008
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