Find the Scientific Notation or Significant Digits of a Number Using GeoGebra

In GeoGebra, there are two different commands for writing numbers in scientific notation:

ScientificText(<Number>, <Precision>)

ScientificText(<Number>) uses a precision of fifteen significant digits by default. ScientificText(<Number>, <Precision>) gives you the option to decide the precision for yourself. In any case, GeoGebra calculates the same number and rounds it off to fit the desired precision.

<Number> is the number you want to have expressed in scientific notation. <Precision> is the number of significant digits in the number.

GeoGebra Instruction 1

Open CAS under GeoGebra icon View in GeoGebra icon Menu.
Start typing Scientific notation in the CAS view. The two options for scientific notation commands will appear:

  • ScientificText(<Number>)

  • ScientificText(<Number>, <Precision>)

Choose the one that you want to use.

Enter the number you want expressed in its scientific notation, and the precision if necessary, and press Enter.

Screenshot of GeoGebra showing different numbers written in scientific notation

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