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    "Power of ten" within each other??

    Are 0.0005 and 0.0048 within a power of ten of each other? What does "within a power of ten of EACH OTHER" mean? I don't quite understand the wording. Thanks a lot for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by firegash View Post
    Are 0.0005 and 0.0048 within a power of ten of each other? What does "within a power of ten of EACH OTHER" mean? I don't quite understand the wording. Thanks a lot for your help!
    Divide the larger number by the smaller:
    \frac{0.0048}{0.0005} = 9.6

    Since this number is less than 10, the answer is "yes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    Divide the larger number by the smaller:
    \frac{0.0048}{0.0005} = 9.6

    Since this number is less than 10, the answer is "yes."

    -Dan
    I presume that we presume "power of ten" means "farctor of ten"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    I presume that we presume "power of ten" means "factor of ten"

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    That was my assumption anyway.

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    Thanks for the help guys!
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