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# How do you do scientific notation on a calculator?

Updated: 12/16/2022

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9y ago

The answer depends on your calculator but many have shortcut keys for "x10x" or something similar.

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9y ago

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7y ago

There is usually a key labelled 10x or *10x or Ex where the last letter is in superscript. Enter the mantissa of the number, then press this key followed by the exponent.

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