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: 58


$0.00812$ is smaller.

Work Step by Step

We have $$ 0.00812=8.12\times 10^{-3}, \quad 0.0318=3.18\times 10^{-2}.$$ Since the exponents satisfy $-3\lt -2$, then $0.00812$ is smaller.
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