# Standard Form and Scientific Notation: Check out the basic difference

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81 ## Fundamental difference; an overview

Have a look down below to observe the most fundamental difference between Standard Form and Scientific Notation.

 What is Scientific notation? What is Standard form? Scientific notation represents typically a huge set of numbers of collections. We can write a number as a final product that is usually in integer or fraction form and a power of 10. Such a number is always going to be a minimum of 1 and less or greater than 10. If you need to convert any number from scientific notation into standard form, then all you have to do is to move the decimal point to the left in case of a negative exponent. You will repeat the same process on the right side if the exponent of ten has a positive sign. Moving of the point depends only on the indication of the exponent. For example, if you have any particular number, let us suppose 6000,000,000. In terms of scientific notation, we can write it as 6×109. Furthermore, our number 6,000,000,000 is corresponding to 6*1,000,000,000. In the same way, the number of 1,000,000,000 can be represented as 109 or 10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10 as well. If we take the same example as of scientific notation, then we can say that it is a simple form of expressing given numbers. Take a number: 6×109, then in the standard form, we can write it as 6,000,000,000 as we had a positive number, so we moved to the right side just according to the indication of exponent that is: 109. Based on the above example, we can conclude that any number can be easily changed to scientific notation. All you have to do is to increase the power of ten by one for each place while moving the decimal point to the left or right side. To clarify, just observe the above example.  We have moved the decimal point 9 places to the left side. Based on the above example, we can conclude that any number can be easily converted from scientific notation to standard form as per requirement just by moving according to the exponent. Numbers under this category can be written in various forms. We can write 6×109 as 6e+9 as +9 specifies the movement of the decimal point in the right direction. Numbers under this category can be written only in one form. Such as 6×109 = 6,000,000,000.Scientific notation: 6×109Standard form: 6,000,000,000The Standard Form Calculator are tools that take numbers written in scientific notations and convert into simple forms to avoid the risk of error.

## Comparisons between standard form and scientific notation

All those numbers that are written in standard form can be matched to numbers that are written in scientific notation. For this purpose, you can use any standard notation calculator to convert from one format to another.

For example, if you need to make a comparison between 3.4×107 and 4,500,000 then write in scientific notation calculator to convert:

• Scientific notation:  3.4×107 into simple form: 34,000,000
• Simple form: 4,500,000 into scientific notation: 4.5×106 before you start making a comparison between these two numbers.

To deal with any complex number before you convert it into any required format, take help from rounding number calculator or exponential number calculator to deal with exponents.

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