Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
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Chapter 5 - Section 5.7 - Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 86

Answer

$0.86$

Work Step by Step

Since the exponent of $10^{ -1 }$ is $\text{ negative } 1 ,$ move the decimal point $ 1 $ place to the $\text{ left }.$ Hence, the given expression, $ 8.6 \times10^{-1} ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 0.86 .\end{array}
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