# how can i calculate the number with“e”? [duplicate]

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What does E mean in 9.0122222900391E-5?

if here e is Euler then it is 2.718... but it couldn't be ,the number being smaller every rows

    0.000227202114952789
0.000179517720456525
0.000141841161842193
0.000112072029109881
8.85507390497816e-05
6.99660160393339e-05
5.52817904508328e-05
4.36794393685600e-05
3.45121496245415e-05
2.72688589626009e-05
2.15457651062528e-05
1.70238144049402e-05
1.34509150853849e-05
1.06278835242547e-05
8.39734006854666e-06
6.63493536280223e-06
5.24241806443641e-06
4.14215748301150e-06
3.27281578904617e-06
2.58592852467836e-06
2.04320278493094e-06
1.61438244735281e-06
1.27556143988364e-06
1.00785101422911e-06
7.96326727292046e-07
6.29196426502324e-07
4.97142855508031e-07
3.92804231512548e-07
3.10363837244451e-07
2.45225747946181e-07


## marked as duplicate by lhf, J. M. is a poor mathematician, Zhen Lin, Willie WongMay 8 '12 at 11:47

• What is the actual question here? – lhf May 8 '12 at 11:18
• for example this equalization 2.09129221604057e-10 equal what ? – doci May 8 '12 at 11:21
• What are all those numbers? – lhf May 8 '12 at 11:22
• this is what i am asking what does e mean? – doci May 8 '12 at 11:30
• $e-0.7 \approx -4.3\dots$ – Ilya May 8 '12 at 11:46

In this case, the "$e$" in $2.45225747946181e-07$ indicates that the number coming immediately afterwards is the number of powers of $10$ that you would multiply $2.45225747946181$ by to get the number. So for example, $$2.45225747946181e-07 = 2.45225747946181 \cdot 10^{-07} = 0.000000245225747946181$$ $$2.45225747946181e-05 = 2.45225747946181 \cdot 10^{-05} = 0.0000245225747946181$$ $$2.45225747946181e-01 = 2.45225747946181 \cdot 10^{-01} = 0.245225747946181$$ $$2.45225747946181e 03 = 2.45225747946181 \cdot 10^{3} = 2452.25747946181$$ In this particular case, it has nothing to do with Euler's Constant. For more information, look at the Wikipedia article on Scientific Notation.

• @Nicholas Stull what is 234234e6 then: 234234 . 10 power 6 ? – Abhimanyu Aryan Jul 5 '15 at 20:46
• I suppose it would then mean $234234*10^6 = 234234000000$ This is scientific notation, though, so this would instead be written as $2.34234*10^{11}$ – Nicholas Stull Feb 25 '16 at 15:02