I would like to know if there is a way to ask my students to answer a question in Blackboard (a Calculated Formula Question) in scientific notation. I see that I am able to use scientific notation whenever I am preparing the variable ranges, but I do not know if there is a way to ask my students to use it as well. I tried using the same format to deliver an answer in a test question, but I keep receiving an error message:

Non-terminating decimal expansion; no exact representable decimal result.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:04:10 PM CDT

Do you know if there is a special notation to be used for this? Or is it possible at all?

Thanks!