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 - Chapter Test - Page 479: 12


3 $\times$ $10^{8}$

Work Step by Step

You have $\frac{1.5*10^7}{5*10{^-2}}$.Simplify it: $\frac{1.5}{5}$ $\times$ $10^{7+2}$ -divide the like terms and add the exponents since you are dividing- 0.3 $\times$ $10^{9}$ -move the decimal one place to the right and subtract 1 from the exponent- =3 $\times$ $10^{8}$
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