# Number

Learn about the Number data type in Notion formulas.

The Number data type holds and represents numbers. Numbers can be used with mathematical operators such as add

`+`

and divide `/`

to perform mathematical operations and calculations.1

2 + 2 // Output: 4

2

3

6 / 2 // Output: 3

Mathematical operations follow the standard mathematical order of operations (PEMDAS).

1

3 + 4 * 5 // Output: 23

2

3

(3 + 4) * 5 // Output: 35

To learn more, see the guide on operator precedence and associativity:

Notion will automatically convert numbers with more than 21 digits to scientific notation:

See this in action in this example database:

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