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Postby MH » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:58 pm

how can I type to get answer for 5* 10^-23
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Postby Dirtman » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:17 am

5E-23 = 0.00000000000000000000005

No calculator I'm aware of will show 25 places. You will get scientific notation on a scientific calculator for a number this small.

Besides, who wants to count all those zeros? That's why scientific notation is used for very large and very small numbers.

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