# Adding Scientific Notation Calculator

Scientific notation is a method for expressing a given quantity as a number having significant digits necessary for a specified degree of accuracy, multiplied by 10 to the appropriate power. It is a form of presenting very large numbers or very small numbers in a simpler form.

## What is Adding Scientific Notation Calculator?

'Scientific Notation Calculator' is an online tool that helps to calculate the sum of the given two scientific notations. Online Scientific Notation Calculator helps you to calculate the sum of the given two scientific notations in a few seconds.

## How to Use Adding Scientific Notation Calculator?

Please follow the steps below on how to use the calculator:

**Step 1:**Enter the two scientific notations in the given input box.**Step 2:**Click on the**"Add"**button to find the sum of the given two scientific notations.**Step 3:**Click on the**"Reset"**button to clear the fields and enter new numbers.

## How to Add Two Scientific Notations?

A scientific notation is a form of writing a given number, an equation, or an expression in a form that follows certain rules. Writing a large number like 15.5 billion in its number form is not easy but also time-consuming and there are chances that we may write a few zeros less or more while writing in the number form. So, to represent very large or very small numbers concisely, we use scientific notation. The general form of scientific notation is:

**a × 10 ^{b} ; 1 ≤ a < 10**

Where 'a' represent any number between 0 to 10 ( greater than 0 and lesser than 10) and 'b' is any number.

Please follow the below steps on how to find the sum of two scientific notations:

- Step 1: Write the two scientific notations.
- Step 2: Now equal the exponent power in both scientific notations.
- Step 3: Now add the final scientific notation values.

Note: For example 5.8 × 10^{2} and 5.64 × 10^{4}. Here 5.64 × 10^{4 }which is having the highest power. Now try to convert 5.8 × 10^{2} in form of 10^{4} i.e., 0.058 × 10^{4}

Let us see an example to understand briefly.

**Solved Example:**

Add two scientific notations 7.8 × 10^{2} and 12.8 × 10^{4}

**Solution:**

Given: Scientific notation1 = 7.8 × 10^{2} and scientific notation2 = 12.8 × 10^{4}

Now equal the exponent power in both scientific notations.

Scientific notation1 = (7.8 / 10^{2}) × (10^{2} × 10^{2}) {Multiply and divide with 10^{2} to equal the exponent power of 10 in scientific notation2]

= 0.078 × 10^{4}

Scientific notation2 = 12.8 × 10^{4}

Now add the two scientific notations 0.078 × 10^{4} and 12.8 × 10^{4}

= (0.078 + 12.8) × 10^{4}

= 12.878 × 10^{4 }or we can write it as 1.2878 × 10^{5}

Similarly, you can try the calculator to find the sum of two given scientific notations:

- 6.24 × 10
^{5}and 5.235 × 10^{2} - 1.04 × 10
^{5}and 0.458 × 10^{4}