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OpenGuard
October 23rd, 2009, 08:10 PM
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How's this expression called in English ?

Neezer
October 23rd, 2009, 08:11 PM
ten minus 9...the answer is one...10-9=1

Stan_1936
October 23rd, 2009, 08:14 PM
Ten dash nine.
Ten hyphen nine.
Ten minus nine.

NoaHall
October 23rd, 2009, 08:15 PM
Ten to the power of minus nine.
10 to the power of minus 9.

Tibuda
October 23rd, 2009, 08:16 PM
Not sure, I'm english is not my native language, but I would guess "ten power minus nine".

texpat
October 23rd, 2009, 08:18 PM
Its an exponential expression. 10 is the base -9 the exponent. You'd say (in words) ten to the [power of] minus nine. If you say the expression the 'power of' is often left out.

earthpigg
October 23rd, 2009, 08:19 PM
ten to the negative ninth power?

im no math major, but thats what i said in my head when i read the original post.

Stan_1936
October 23rd, 2009, 08:21 PM
OH, you updated the FIRST POST!!!!

Ten to the exponent negative nine.
Ten to the exponent minus nine.
Ten to the negative nine.
Ten to the minus nine.
Ten to the power of minus nine.
Ten to the power of negative nine.
One over ten to the nine.
One over ten to the exponent nine.
One over ten to the power nine.
One over ten to the power of nine.

Paqman
October 23rd, 2009, 08:21 PM
ten to the minus nine.

I've noticed people in the UK tend to say this for negative numbers, but I was always taught "ten to the negative nine".

OpenGuard
October 23rd, 2009, 08:21 PM
Ten to the power of minus nine.
10 to the power of minus 9.

Its an exponential expression. 10 is the base -9 the exponent. You'd say (in words) ten to the minus nine.

Thank you :)

Exodist
October 23rd, 2009, 08:22 PM
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How's this expression called in English ?

10 to the power of negative 9

AlphaLexman
October 23rd, 2009, 08:28 PM
edit: clear

cameronedwards
October 24th, 2009, 02:44 AM
Ithink in america they call it indexes, but yes 10 to the power of minus nine!

JDShu
October 24th, 2009, 02:51 AM
I say "ten to the negative nine"