Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 4 - Section 4.1 - Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation - 4.1 Exercises - Page 279: 174



Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents, the given expression, $ \dfrac{16\times10^5}{4\times10^8} ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{16}{4}\times10^{5-8} \\\\= 4\times10^{-3} .\end{array} Since the exponent of $10$ is $\text{negative } 3 ,$ move the decimal point $ 3 $ places to the $\text{left.}$ Hence, the standard form of the expression above is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 0.004 .\end{array}
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