Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - Chapter Summary, Review, and Test - Review Exercises: 114

Answer

$0.97 \times 10^{-4} = 9.7 \times 10^{-5}$

Work Step by Step

Move the decimal point one place to the right to have $9.7$. Then, multiply by $10^{-1}$ (or decrease the exponent of 10 by 1) to retain the original value. $0.97 \times 10^{-4} = 9.7 \times 10^{-4-1}=9.7 \times 10^{-5}$
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