Using a scientific calculator
Using a scientific calculator

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

Using a scientific calculator

5.1 Inputting numbers in scientific notation to your calculator

Numbers expressed in scientific notation can be input directly to the calculator by using the key on the bottom row of keys. For example, can be entered using the key sequence .

Activity 13 Calculating with scientific notation

Use the scientific notation functions of your calculator to calculate each of the following, giving your answer in both scientific and ordinary forms.


  1. or 85570
  2. or 0.129258
  3. or 2343750

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?
Free Courses

OpenLearn has over 800 free courses across all our subjects designed by our academic experts. From 1 to 100 hours, introductory to advanced, you can start learning at any time and all for free.