College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Mid-Chapter Check Point - Page 63: 29



Work Step by Step

We are given the population of the United States as $3.0*10^8$. We multiply this by $4.6$ pounds, so we have $3.0(4.6)*10^8$, or $13.8*10^8$. We move the decimal point one place to the left and raise the exponent by $1$, resulting in $1.38*10^9$.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.