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This is simple. Please help

David Barry
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I know that you do 6.83783 * 10^3 as 6.83783E3, but how do I do that number times 10 to the negative third?
fred rosenberger
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you want 10 to the negative 1/3 power? that's the same as 1 over the cube root of 10, which would require you to use the Math.pow function:

6.83783 / Math.pow(10.0, 1.0/3);

are you sure you didn't mean 10 to the negative three power?

in which case you simply would write


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David Barry
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Thanks for the help. I figured it out, finally.
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