# Order of Magnitude Calculations

In order to express quantitative magnitudes only approximately, the concept of order-of-magnitude is often employed. For example, the height of a small insect, say an ant, might be 8 x 10¯⁴ m ≈ 10¯³. We would say that the order of magnitude of the height of an ant is 10¯³m. Similarly, though the height Read more about Order of Magnitude Calculations[…]