Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set - Page 262: 106



Work Step by Step

We are given the number $.00084$. Step 1: To write this number in scientific notation, we move the decimal point to the right until the original number is 8.4. Step 2: Since the original number was less than 1, we moved the decimal by 4 negative places. In other words, we will raise 10 to a power of -4. Now, we write the product of the two numbers found in Step 1 and Step 2. $8.4\times10^{-4}$
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