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: 111

Answer

$2.5\times10^{13}$

Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents and the concepts of scientific notation, the given expression, $ \dfrac{8.5\times10^8}{3.4\times10^{-5}} $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l} (8.5\div3.4)\times10^{8-(-5)} \\\\= 2.5\times10^{13} .\end{array}
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