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Solution 15689: Entering Numbers Using Scientific Notation on a TI-85 and TI-86 Graphing Calculator

How do I enter a number in scientific notation on a TI-85 or TI-86 calculator?

A number can be entered using scientific notation with the use of the EE function, which is accessed by pressing [EE]. This key represents x10.

Example: Input 1.5 x 108 and display the results in standard form.


• Input 1.5.
• Press [EE] to access the EE function.
• Input 8 and press [ENTER].

The calculator will display 150000000.

Please see the TI-85 and TI-86 guidebooks for additional information.