TOOL: SCIENTIFIC NOTATION CONVERTER (WITH STEPS)

SCIENTIFIC NOTATION CONVERTER (WITH STEPS)

Enter a number.

RESULT

730.04 = 7.3004 × 102

DESCRIPTIONS

➤ Because 100 is equal to 1, 730.04 can be represented as 730.04 × 100

730.04 = 730.04 × 100

➤ In scientific notation, the decimal point is placed to the right of the most significant non-zero digit. The most significant non-zero digit of 730.04 is 7. To place the decimal point to the right of 7, we must move it 2 places to the left. This movement increases the power of 10 by 2.

730.04 × 100 = 7.3004 × 102

Copied to clipboard
Copy Text

INFORMATION

SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

Scientific notation is represented by the product of

• a number in which the decimal point is at the right of the most significant non-zero- digit and
• an exponential number with an integer exponent and base 10.

Because 100 is equal to 1, any decimal or whole number can be represented by the product of that number with 100.

This representation can be converted to scientific notation by moving the decimal point to the left or right. Moving the decimal point n places to the left causes an increase in the exponent of 10 by n. Similarly, moving the decimal point n places to the right causes a decrease in the exponent of 10 by n.

WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC NOTATION CONVERTER?

Scientific notation converter,

• Finds the scientific notation of the entered number,
• Graphically illustrates how many places the decimal point must be moved and
• Describes all solution steps.

HOW TO USE THE SCIENTIFIC NOTATION CONVERTER?

You can use the scientific notation converter in two ways.

• USER INPUTS

You can enter a number to the input box and click on the "CONVERT" button. The results and explanations appaer below the calculator

• RANDOM INPUTS

You can click on the DIE ICON next to the input box. If you use this property, a random number is generated and entered to the calculator, automatically. You can see the result and explanations below the calculator. You can create your own examples and practice using this property.

• CLEARING THE INPUT BOX

To check the scientific notation of another number you can clear the input box by clicking on the CLEAR button under the input box.

• You can copy the generated solution by clicking on the "Copy Text" link, appaers under the solution panel.