Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-4 Division Properties of Exponents - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 443: 32


The sun is 3.51 $\times$ $10^{3}$ more massive than Saturn.

Work Step by Step

When you make the word problem into an equation you have, $\frac{1.998 * 10^3{^0}}{5.69 *10^2{^6}}$. The numerator represents the sun's mass and the denominator represents Saturn's mass: $\frac{1.998 * 10^3{^0}}{5.69 *10^2{^6}}$ -subtract the exponents- $10^{30-26}$=$10^{4}$ $\frac{1.998}{5.69}$ $\times$ $10^{4}$ -divide the terms- 0.351 $\times$ $10^{4}$ -change it into scientific notation form- =3.51 $\times$ $10^{3}$
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