Convertion from Exponential to Decimal

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Old 08-16-2011
Convertion from Exponential to Decimal

I am trying to read values from excel and perform some calculations but I am getting below error:

expr 2.326227180240883E7 / 8.509366417956961E8
expr: non-numeric argument

Can anyone let me know how do i convert thse exponential numbers to decimal.
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Old 08-16-2011
echo "2.326227180240883E7 / 8.509366417956961E8" |awk -F "/" '{print $1 / $2 }'
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Old 08-16-2011
echo "2.326227180240883E7 / 8.509366417956961E8" | bc -l

??? Why wrong answer?
Ok. "bc" doesn't understand scientific notation. It's for numbers with arbitrary precision.

Last edited by yazu; 08-16-2011 at 10:18 AM.. Reason: Ok
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