Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notations - 4.2 Exercise Set: 10

Answer

negative power of 10

Work Step by Step

A cat's whisker can be a few centimeters long. One meter is equivalent to 100 centimeters. Since the length of a cat's whisker is much smaller than a meter, then the scientific notation that represents the length of a cat's whisker must involve a negative power of 10.
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