# Subtracting 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 Subtracting Scientific Notation Calculator?

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

### Subtracting Scientific Notation Calculator

## How to Use Subtracting 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**"Subtract"**button to find the difference between the given two scientific notations.**Step 3:**Click on the**"Reset"**button to clear the fields and enter new numbers.

## How to Subtract 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 difference between two scientific notations:

**Step 1:**Enter the two scientific notations in the given input boxes.**Step 2:**Now equal the exponent power in both scientific notations.**Step 3:**Now subtract 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 Examples on Subtracting Scientific Notation Calculator**

**Example 1:**

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

**Solution:**

Given: Scientific notation 1 = 7.8 × 10^{2} and scientific notation2 = 12.8 × 10^{4}

Now equal the exponent power in both scientific notations.

**Scientific notation 1** = (7.8 / 10^{2}) × (10^{2} × 10^{2}) {Multiply and divide with 10^{2} to equal the exponent power of 10 in scientific notation 2}

= 0.078 × 10^{4}

**Scientific notation 2** = 12.8 × 10^{4}

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

= (0.078 - 12.8) × 10^{4}

= -12.722 × 10^{4} or -1.2722 × 10^{5}

**Example 2:**

Subtract two scientific notations 1.2 × 10^{4} and 5.6 × 10^{6}

**Solution:**

Given: Scientific notation 1 = 1.2 × 10^{4} and scientific notation2 = 5.6 × 10^{6}

Now equal the exponent power in both scientific notations.

**Scientific notation 1** = (7.8 / 10^{4}) × (10^{2} × 10^{2}) {Multiply and divide with 10^{2} to equal the exponent power of 10 in scientific notation 2}

= 0.012 × 10^{6}

**Scientific notation 2** = 5.6 × 10^{6}

Now Subtract the two scientific notations 0.012 × 10^{6} and 5.6 × 10^{6}

= (0.012 - 5.6) × 10^{6}

= -5.588 × 10^{6}

Similarly, you can try the calculator to find the difference between two given scientific notations:

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

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