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# Standard Form Exam Questions

1.

(a)

## Work out 3.2 105 2.89 104

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2.

8 .3 1 0
9 .2 4 5 1 0
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(i)

4
1

3 .9 1 0
8 .3 6 1 0

5
3

6 .7 1 0
4 .1 5 1 0

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2

## Write down the largest number.

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(ii)

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(b)

(i)

## Write down the smallest number.

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3.

(a)

## (3.24 102) (2.4 103)

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4.

p = 5.4 107

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q = 3.5 106

## Calculate the value of each of the following.

(a)

pq
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(b)

5p + 8q
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(c)

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5.

(a)

Work out
4 107 6 10 5

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(b)

Work out

3.2 10 8
4 10 4

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(c)

Work out
(4 105)2

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6.

(a)

p = 3.7 104
Write p as an ordinary number.

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(b)

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(ii)

8.2 10 4
2.5 10 5
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7.

(a)

Work out

4 108 5 106

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(b)

Work out
4 108
5 10 6
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8.

(a)

## Write 1.5 million in standard form.

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(b)

## Each copy of the newspaper has 80 pages.

Calculate the total number of pages printed on a Saturday.
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(c)

## The total weight of the newspapers is 3 105 kg.

Calculate the weight of one newspaper.

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9.

## Calculate 15% of 3 107

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10.

Last year the population of the United Kingdom was approximately 5.3 10 7.
(a)

An average of 680 per person was spent on food last year in the United Kingdom.
What was the total amount spent on food last year in the United Kingdom?
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(b)

Last year there were 1.4 107 car drivers in the United Kingdom.
They spent a total of 1.5 1010 on their cars.
What was the average amount spent by each car driver?
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12.

## The surface area of the Earth is approximately 1.971 10 8 square miles

The surface area of the Earth covered by water is approximately 1.395 10 8 square miles.
(a)

## Calculate the surface area of the Earth not covered by water.

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(b)

## What percentage of the Earths surface is not covered by water?

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