10.1.7 Calculator Exploration: Scientific Notation
In this exploration, you will learn how to use the calculator for scientific notation.
The calculator can be accessed on the left-hand side bar under Toolkit.
To enter a number that is given in scientific notation into the calculator, use the button. You’ll find it here on the calculator.
To input , click on the following keys:
Note the parentheses at the end. Before you press Enter, you should see this:
The number in scientific notation appears in the black window. As you type , parentheses open in the white window, and these must be closed to complete the expression.
Before investigating what happens if you miss the parentheses, complete this exercise by clicking on the Equals key or pressing Enter. You should see the number converted back into the normal format.
So to convert a number from scientific notation to the normal format, enter it using the key, and then click on the Equals key or press Enter.