Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 76

Answer

$0.00000017 = 1.7 \times 10^{-7}$

Work Step by Step

$ 0.00000017 $ Step 1: Move the decimal point until the number is between 1 and 10. Step 2: The decimal point is moved 7 places and the original number is less than 1, so the count is -7. Step 3: The scientific notation is: $0.00000017 = 1.7 \times 10^{-7}$
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