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# What is 437 x 10?

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###### June 11, 2015 4:05PM

4370

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### Why are there exponents?

Exponents (sometimes called powers or indices - the plural of
index) are a simple and easy notation, and they save a lot of time.
For exampe, say you wanted to write out a googol in full; that is,
10100. * Which is easier to do: that exponent, or 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x
10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x
10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x
10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x
10 x 10? * Another example is the opposite: 10-60, or
0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001? So
exponents make life very easy for mathematicians, physicists,
chemists, engineers and many other people that have to deal with
large numbers on a regular basis. Another effect of using exponents
is that multiplication is also easier. For 211 x 218, rather than
work out 218 and 211 and then mulitply those large numbers
together, we can simply add the exponents and then calculate the
final result, i.e. 229 (which for the record, is 536870912). The
opposite works for division as well; simply subtract the exponents
to get the divided amount. They can be used in many other ways as
well to make working very large or very small numbers much
easier.

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