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Data Around Us

CMP: Data Around Us

QuestionAnswer
benchmark A handy reference point to help in understanding the magnitude of other numbers.
billion The numbers 1,000,000,000 (or 109)
customary system A complex measurement system that orginated primarily in the British empire and includes the units of measure inch, yard, pound, and gallon.
metric system A measurement system used throughout the world that is based on the powers of 10.
million The numbers 1,000,000 (or 106)
scientific notation A short way to write very large or very small numbers.
SI system A measurement system used throughout the world that is based on the powers of 10.
standard notation The most common form of written numbers.
trillion The numbers 1,000,000,000,000 (or 1012)
Created by: edogg69