**Scientific Notation Calculator**

Our Scientific Notation Calculator below has two parts: You can convert a large number to Scientific Notation and you can convert a Scientific Notation to a large number.

**Number to Scientific Notation**

Please enter a large number below to convert your large number to a Scientific Notation:

**Why Scientific Notation?**

When the answer from our exponent calculator, or any other calculator for that matter, is a really large number, the answer is often expressed as a Scientific Notation.

The reason for this is that the answer is so large that it can not fit on your computer screen or little calculator display. Whereas a shortened Scientific Notation will fit perfectly.

**What is Scientific Notation?**

A large number can be written as follows:

**ln = c x b**

^{n}ln = Large number

c = Coefficient

b = 10

n = exponent

The large number is reduced to a fractional number multiplied by number 10 with a postitive or negative exponent.

Here is an example to illustrate:

1,234,000,000.000

= 1.234 x 10

^{12}

**= 1.234e+12**