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mystique2626
 2 years ago
A family refers to two or more people related by marriage,birth, or adoption who reside together. in 2000, in Country A, the average networth of a family was $240,000 and there were about 8.8 * 10 to the seventh power families. Calculate the total networth of a family in 2000
mystique2626
 2 years ago
A family refers to two or more people related by marriage,birth, or adoption who reside together. in 2000, in Country A, the average networth of a family was $240,000 and there were about 8.8 * 10 to the seventh power families. Calculate the total networth of a family in 2000

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mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I came up with .0027 but I do not think that is right

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it says "in 2000, in Country A, the average networth of a family was $240,000 " so the question is asking what's already given...something seems off

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I typed it as it was written, I have to use scientific notation and round to the nearest tenth as needed \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ ?8.8*10^{7} }\]

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i see how you got 0.0027, but the problem doesn't make sense. It gives you the net worth, but asks you what the net worth is.

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then I came up with \[2.7\times10^{2}\]

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I see what you are saying about that as well Im so lost lol

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = \frac{2.4}{8.8} \times 10^{57}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 0.27 \times 10^{2}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = (2.7 \times 10^{1}) \times 10^{2}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 2.7 \times 10^{12}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 2.7 \times 10^{3}\]

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but I doubt that's what you're looking for since they want the net worth

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am not sure where you came up with the 2.7 x \[10^{12}\] because my examples from other problems just subtract straight down

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm adding the exponents because I'm multiplying 10^(1) and 10^(2)

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.01 + (2) = 1  2

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No I get that part, what I do not get is where the \[10^{1}\] even came from????

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh 0.27 = 2.7 x 10^(1)

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well almost I am pretty sure that if you take the original equation and then

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0divide the parts seperately it equals \[2.7\times10^{2}\]

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answer is 0.0027, which in scientific notation is 2.7 x 10^(3)

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you're missing that 10^(1)

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well i mean \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 0.0027\]

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So Country A's total family net worth is .0027 dollars?

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0problem is...that makes no sense whatsoever

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if that was true, then this is the poorest country ever (and I mean really poor)

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol now you see my confusion

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah this problem is just messed up

ChmE
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0maybe it is asking for the total networth of all the families combined.?

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmm good point, but it says Calculate the total networth of A FAMILY in 2000 so idk

ChmE
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I see the confusion. The problem is worded funny. It is your choice, finding the total seems more logical to me. As we are told in engineering, if you state your assumption you can not be wrong, haha. So state I am assuming they are asking for the total networth of all families. haha

ChmE
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't like this problem ultimately.

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is it maybe asking that i use the scientific notation of simplifying the $240,000 down to 2.4 x \[10^{5}\]

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'd just say the answer is $240,000...that's what they're asking for

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sure you can write the answer in sci notation if you want

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you to you both, I'm simply going to show the work and then explain where the word problem became confusing as to what it was asking for.

lganesh
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The problem does not make meaning something is missing

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is the entire problem. and then it says Country A's total family net worth is ____ dollars? (use scientific notation, and round to the nearest tenth as needed

mystique2626
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well the answer ended up being \[2.1\times10^{13}\]

jim_thompson5910
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmm there's probably some formula used to get that...not sure which one
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