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Lentz/Wolfe 2010-2011 How do I use my calculator for Scientific Notation? Three important keys found on the TI 30XA: 2nd button EE button “Flo” button “Sci” button To convert a number into Scientific Notation, you must: Input the number as given nd Then, hit the 2 button Then, hit the “Sci” button (it is above the #5) To convert a number from Scientific notation, you must: Input the number as given Hit the “EE” button, then input the exponent Hit = If the number on your calculator display is already in Scientific Notation and you would like to have it “regular”, you must: nd Hit the 2 button and Then hit “Flo” (it is above the #4) Lentz/Wolfe 2010-2011 Information to keep in mind when working with Scientific Notation Negative exponents indicate you are working with a very small number Positive exponents indicate you are working with a large number