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It is the place value of the first non-zero digit in the number.

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Q: How do you determine orders of magnitude?
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What is order if magnitude?

A magnitude is factor of 10 An order of magnitude is a factor of "about 10". Two orders of magnitude is about 100. For example, if something is two orders of magnitude higher than 3, it would be about 300. Order in this case means about, or approximate. To the nearest order of magnitude , 3200 is 3000

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