Fact sheet: Using scientfic notation (Wikipedia)

Posted on August 26, 2010 by


Well organized discussion of how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using scientific notation, and how to convert between that and regular numbers.

Note: calculators often use a different notation. The Wikipedia article has a nice little discussion showing how that works.


Wikipedia is an open-source encyclopedia. It’s science articles are often of high quality–well organized, in depth, and with great illustrations, graphics and cross-references.