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    Powers and exponents

    1. The cost of eact flight of the space shuttle is about $10,000,000. Write the amount in exponential form. (Please Help Im stuck)




    2. An African elephant is the largest land animal and weighs about 8 tons. Write this amount in exponential from. (Please Help)
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterst View Post
    1. The cost of eact flight of the space shuttle is about $10,000,000. Write the amount in exponential form. (Please Help Im stuck)
    10^2 = 100

    10^3 = 1,000

    10^4 = 10,000

    Can you see the pattern, does this help?


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    2. An African elephant is the largest land animal and weighs about 8 tons. Write this amount in exponential from. (Please Help)

    8 tons = 8000 kg

    Does this help?

    Spoiler:
    8000 = 8\times 1000 = 8\times 10^3
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    Still need help on the second problem where you state 8 tons = 8000 kg.
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    click the "show" button in my previous post.
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