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March 21, 2013, 11:04:25 PM
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I'm looking at bitvisitors advertising bids:

http://bitvisitor.com/stats.php

It uses terminology like

3.2e-05
1.15e-05
7.2e-05

Does anyone know how to translate those to actual btc amounts?

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March 21, 2013, 11:06:05 PM
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That's usually when the actual amount is so low the script (on the website it's self) doesn't seem to be able to display it properly so it just does... that. When I've just started mining on the pool I use (EMC) the estimated reward looks like that too so, I guess it's something to do with that.

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March 21, 2013, 11:08:06 PM
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3.2e-5 means 3.2x10-5 = 0.000032 BTC
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March 21, 2013, 11:09:18 PM
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3.2e-5 means 3.2x10-5 = 0.000032 BTC

That makes sense, I'm awful at math, but yeah I get it now, thanks

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March 21, 2013, 11:10:28 PM
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It's called scientific notation. Here's the (probably over-complicated) Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_notation

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March 21, 2013, 11:12:29 PM
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Much thanks.

3.2e-5 means 3.2x10-5 = 0.000032 BTC

Then the easiest way to calculate it is to move the decimal point left one place for each - exponential value?

e-5 = 5 places to the left?

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