# Thread: "Power of ten" within each other??

1. ## "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!

2. Originally Posted by firegash
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:
$\displaystyle \frac{0.0048}{0.0005} = 9.6$

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

-Dan

3. Originally Posted by topsquark
Divide the larger number by the smaller:
$\displaystyle \frac{0.0048}{0.0005} = 9.6$

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

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

RonL

4. Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
I presume that we presume "power of ten" means "factor of ten"

RonL
That was my assumption anyway.

-Dan

5. Thanks for the help guys!