#### What does the "E" in 5E - 71e^0.085x mean? (MS EXCEL)

```I am used MS EXCEL to perform a scatter plot. When the information was graph,
Excel provided me with the formula 5E - 71e^0.085x. What does the "E" in 5E
mean?
```
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```The E is the way Excel represents 10 to the power. So 1.2E3 is 1.2X10^3  or
1200 and 1.2E-3 is 1.2 x 10^-3 or 0.0012.

"College Professor"

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"College student" <College student@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:8F20E8A3-BDC6-42E5-A5D0-508D57C40F42@microsoft.com...
>I am used MS EXCEL to perform a scatter plot. When the information was
>graph,
> Excel provided me with the formula 5E - 71e^0.085x. What does the "E" in
> 5E
> mean?

```
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bliengme5824 (3040)
10/19/2004 5:05:39 PM
```1.2E3 is certainly 1.2 * 10^3, but I do not think that is the OP's
question.

It looks like he/she has fit an exponential trendline and displayed the
equation.  In that case, -71e^0.085x would be calculated in a worksheet as
=71*EXP(0.085*x)
since e=2.71828182845905... is the base of natural logarithms.  I am
mystified by the leading "5E -" was that transcribed correctly?

Jerry

Bernard Liengme wrote:

> The E is the way Excel represents 10 to the power. So 1.2E3 is 1.2X10^3  or
> 1200 and 1.2E-3 is 1.2 x 10^-3 or 0.0012.
>
> "College Professor"
>

> College student wrote:
>
>> I am used MS EXCEL to perform a scatter plot. When the information was graph,
>> Excel provided me with the formula 5E - 71e^0.085x. What does the "E" in 5E
>> mean?

```
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10/20/2004 12:22:15 PM

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