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# meaning of 3.30e23 kg [[as in the e thngy]]????

that's the mass of mercury by the way.

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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
e or E represents the power of 10. The "e" is an abbreviation for exponent. This format is referred to as "E notation" (see ref 1). So you can write this as

3.3*10^23 kg

Source(s): 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_notation#E... - 1 decade ago
3.30e23 means you move the decimal to the right 23 times...

3.30e23 kg = 330,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 kg

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