Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.6 - Scientific Notation - Exercises - Page 127: 56


$0.10102$ is smaller.

Work Step by Step

We have $$ 0.10108=1.0108\times 10^{-1}, \quad 0.10102=1.0102\times 10^{-1}.$$ Since the exponents are the same and by comparing the corresponding digits, we see that $2\lt 8$, so $0.10102$ is smaller.
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