I received the following to interpret and report in normal scientific notation. I am having trouble understanding it, and have been told that it is translated from Japanese.
aa Normal condition Max 3.0 x 10 raised to the power of 6 and negative
bb Special condition Max 1.0 x 10 raised to the power of 5 and negative
I do not know how the Japanese language orders and structures scientific notation and mathematics. I specifically struggling with the "and negative" component. Where does the negative go?
Edit: For context, it relates to the CFU (colony forming units) count for coliforms on a product. I, unfortunately, do not have access to the full Japanese text or the translated text. It forms part of confidential company information.