Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 129

Answer

$.0095$ square kilometers

Work Step by Step

We are given that Chiricahua National Monument contains $9.5\times10^{-3}$ square kilometers of privately owned land. Since the exponent is negative, move the decimal 3 places to the left. Note that 3 places to the left will be 2 decimal places past the first digit (9), so we will add 2 zeroes before 9. $9.5\times10^{-3}=.0095$ square kilometers
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