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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Orders of magnitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thus, an order of magnitude is an approximate position on a logarithmic scale.
An order of magnitude estimate of a variable whose precise value is unknown is an estimate rounded to the nearest power of ten.
For example, an order of magnitude estimate for a variable between about 3 billion and 30 billion (such as the human population of the Earth) is 10 billion.
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 Orders of magnitude (time) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pages linked in the right-hand column contain lists of times that are of the same order of magnitude (power of ten).
Rows in the table represent increasing powers of a thousand (3 orders of magnitude).
This page was last modified 13:37, 21 July 2006.
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