1. ## scientific notation

0.008/0.00002

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Originally Posted by Louisana1
0.008/0.00002
$\frac{8\cdot 10^{-3}}{2\cdot 10^{-5}}=~?$

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4 x 10^2 right????????????

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Originally Posted by Louisana1
4 x 10^2 right????????????
Right.

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750000x20000x3000

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$(7.5 \times 10^5)(2 \times 10^4)(3 \times 10^3) = ?$

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45 x 10^12 or 4.5 x 10^12

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ok my teacher has an answer of 4.5 x 10^13 HOW did he get that

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$45 \times 10^{12} = 4.5 \times 10^1 \times 10^{12} = 4.5 \times 10^{13}$

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Originally Posted by Louisana1
45 x 10^12 or 4.5 x 10^12
Originally Posted by Louisana1
ok my teacher has an answer of 4.5 x 10^13 HOW did he get that
Well $45\cdot 10^{12}=4.5\cdot 10^{13}~!$

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So when you place the decimal between the 4.5 the exponent goes up one

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Originally Posted by Louisana1
So when you place the decimal between the 4.5 the exponent goes up one
I would hope that you learned long ago that you could multiply or divide by powers of 10 by moving the decimal point. Remember that? What is 1023.13 times 10? What is 1023.13 divided by 10?