The Scientific Notation Converter

How to use a The Scientific Notation Converter in

The Online Scientific Notation Calculator is useful for converting numbers to scientific notation and finds the order of magnitude. It is also effective in converting standard form, word form engineering, and scientific e-notations. 

Online Scientific Notation Converter Case Use 

The MathMaster scientific notation calculator accurately converts to scientific notation instantly. It specifically converts a number from and to scientific notation, engineering notation, e-notation, real numbers, and standard form. Enter a number or a decimal number and the Math-Master calculator will make the conversions in seconds. 

How to Use the Scientific Notation Calculator

  1. Enter the Number, decimal, or scientific notation 

  2. When entering a number in scientific notation, use the carat (^) sign to indicate the powers of 10. For instance, 3.45x x 10^5.

  3. Scientific notations can also be indicated by entering the numbers in e. For instance, 3.45e5. 

  4. Order of magnitude will be identified for the standard form as the nth power of 10. For instance, 3.4 x 10^5 has an order of magnitude of 5 because the 10 is raised to the 5th power.

Understanding the Notation Equivalents

Understanding the proper form for scientific notation is important when using the scientific notation calculator. Essentially, the standard format is a x 10^b where a greater than or equal to one and less than ten, and b is the power of 10, which equates the scientific notation mathematically with the original number. To give you a better understanding, here are some examples of notation equivalents in different formats.

Notation Equivalents

Standard Notation

Standard Form 

Scientific Notation

E Notation 


4.68187 x 10^5

4.68187 x 10^5



2.356 x 10^2

2.356 x 10^2



6.7 x 10^-3


6.7 x 10^-3


7.9 x 10^-4


7.9 x 10^-4


  1. When do you need to convert to scientific notation? 

Scientific notations are often used by scientists, engineers, and mathematicians when they are working with very small or large numbers. 

  1. Why should you convert numbers or decimals to scientific notations?

It ensures accuracy and reduces chances of error when you are working with very small or large numbers.

  1. How do you know a number is in scientific notation?

When the number is between 1 and 10 and then multiplied by a power of 10. For instance, 350,000 will be written in scientific notation as 3.5 x 10^5