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Calculator for converting numbers to scientific notation

In scientific notation each number is written in the form: b × 10 y, where b is a number between 1 and 10 and y is a positive or negative whole number. The calculator below can be used to covert numbers to normalised scientific notation.


Convert a number to scientific notation

Number e.g., 0.00056 or 235689

More more information on scientific notation and for converting numbers in scientific notation back to standard format refer to the article on this site. The article also explains how to create your own spreadsheet (Excel) to do this conversion and has a link to a free calculator than enables you to check your calculation.

How to cite this article

Mullan, W.M.A. (2008) [On-line] UK: Available: Accessed: