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: 116

Answer

$0.5\times10^{-12}$

Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents and the concepts of scientific notation, the given expression, $ \dfrac{3.0\times10^{-2}}{6.0\times10^{10}} $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l} (3.0\div6.0)\times10^{-2-10} \\\\= 0.5\times10^{-12} .\end{array}
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