Order of Magnitude: Definition & Examples


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How many orders of magnitude are in the number 567,230,356?

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1. What is the order of magnitude for 0.000567?

2. Which of the following is not true of order of magnitude?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the order of magnitude? You will find that answer, and understand how order of magnitude is calculated, by completing these interactive practice assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these helpful materials, you can assess your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of order of magnitude
  • Calculating the order of magnitude
  • Circumstances that require you to use the order of magnitude

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve order of magnitude practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained to define order of magnitude
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding the order of magnitude

Additional Learning

Additional information can be learned in the interactive lesson titled Order of Magnitude: Definition & Examples. The lesson is designed to address these objectives:

  • Review examples of using the order of magnitude
  • Identify how many orders of magnitude there are in different problems
  • Examine the purpose of using the order of magnitude