# What is the order of magnitude of 500,000?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 30, 2015

5

#### Explanation:

The order of magnitude is the power of 10, when a number is written in its standard form.

Hence, the order of magnitude is 5!

Just to clarify, the **standard form** of any number is *that number written as a single digit followed by a decimal point and decimal places, which is multiplied with a power of 10.*

Here are a few examples: