# base10¶

## Purpose¶

Breaks number into a number of the form #.####... and a power of 10.

## Format¶

{ M, P } = base10(x)
Parameters: x (scalar) – number to break down. M (scalar) – in the range -10 < M < 10. P – integer power such that:
$M*10^P = x$

## Examples¶

{ b, e } = base10(4500);


After the code above:

b = 4.5  e = 3


and

b*10^e = 4.5*10^3 = 4500


base10.src