# Thread: Powers and exponents

1. ## 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) 2. Originally Posted by waterst 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?

Originally Posted by waterst

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:
$8000 = 8\times 1000 = 8\times 10^3$

3. Still need help on the second problem where you state 8 tons = 8000 kg.

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