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: 57


$0.000271$ is smaller.

Work Step by Step

We have $$ 0.000314=3.14\times 10^{-4}, \quad 0.000271=2.71\times 10^{-4}.$$ Since the exponents are the same, by comparing the corresponding digits, we see that $2\lt 3$, so $0.000271$ is smaller.
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