College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.3 - Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation - P.3 Exercises: 47

Answer

$10^{10}$ is closer to $10^{50}$

Work Step by Step

$|10^{50}-10^{10}|<10^{50}$ However, $|10^{101}-10^{100}|=10^{100}|10-1|=9*10^{100}>10^{50}$ Therefore, $10^{10}$ is closer to $10^{50}$.
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