How to convert decimal to scientific notation on scientific calculator?

1 Answer
Apr 21, 2015

You want to convert 10 atoms into moles, so you divide 10 by #6.022× 10^23# and get a string of zeroes in your calculator.

The answer is still there, but you have to switch from decimal to scientific notation to see it.

Here's how you do it on different brands of calculators.


Press SET UP, 1, 1.

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The first 1 chooses FSE (Fixed, Scientific, Engineering) mode.

The second 1 chooses Scientific mode.

To switch back to decimal (FIX) mode, press SET UP, 1, 0.

Would others please add the instructions for their brand of calculator?