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Format a number in scientific notation


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  1. <?php
  2. /*
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  9.   */
  10.  
  11. // Express a number in scientific notation.
  12. function formatScientific($someFloat)
  13. {
  14. $power = ($someFloat % 10) - 1;
  15. return ($someFloat / pow(10, $power)) . "e" . $power;
  16. }
  17. ?>

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