# What is the order of magnitude of 600,000?

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Dec 27, 2014

Orders of magnitude are expressed in powers of 10. 600,000 is

This is because powers of 10 have to be between 1 and 10, so it must be 6, and once multiplied by 10, it as then been raised to the power of 5, giving an order of magnitude of 5.