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## anonymous 4 years ago Gross domestic product (GDP) is a measure of the economic output of a country. The GDP of the United States was about 1.2 x 10^13 dollars in 2005. This is about 3 times the GDP in 1985. What was the U.S. GDP in 1985? 4 x 10^2 4 x 10^3 4 x 10^12 4 x 10^13

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1. JamesJ

$GDP_{1985} = \frac{1}{3} GDP_{2005}$ $= \frac{1}{3} (1.2 \times 10^{13})$ $= \frac{1.2}{3} \times 10^{13}$ $= 0.4 \times 10^{13}$ Now which of the solutions is that equal to?

2. anonymous

the bottom one thanks

3. JamesJ

No, that's not right.

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