E vs 10 in calculator

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James Patanian 2C
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E vs 10 in calculator

Postby James Patanian 2C » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:03 pm

What is the difference between putting *2nd* and *comma* to get E and putting the number 10 on a calculator? I know that when getting 10 to a power, the calculator displays it as E^power, with E being equivalent to 10. But, why would it make a difference when inputting something with 10 as the base raised to a power?

Sarah Hernandez 1F
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Re: E vs 10 in calculator

Postby Sarah Hernandez 1F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:07 pm

Hi! I don't think there's any difference, like you said E means the same thing as 10^ it just takes up less space on the calculator screen and requires less buttons being pressed as it's shorthand

Jason_Glass_2L
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Re: E vs 10 in calculator

Postby Jason_Glass_2L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:12 pm

Yeah E is the same thing as 10^_ on a calculator. One thing about 10^ that's different than E is that you may need to add parenthesis when you use 10^ if the exponent is in the denominator so the calculator will divide as you intend.


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