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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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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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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I came up with .0027 but I do not think that is right
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it 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
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I typed it as it was written, I have to use scientific notation and round to the nearest tenth as needed \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ ?8.8*10^{7} }\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i 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.
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Then I came up with \[2.7\times10^{2}\]
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I see what you are saying about that as well Im so lost lol
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = \frac{2.4}{8.8} \times 10^{57}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 0.27 \times 10^{2}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = (2.7 \times 10^{1}) \times 10^{2}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 2.7 \times 10^{12}\] \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 2.7 \times 10^{3}\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but I doubt that's what you're looking for since they want the net worth
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I am not sure where you came up with the 2.7 x \[10^{12}\] because my examples from other problems just subtract straight down
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm adding the exponents because I'm multiplying 10^(1) and 10^(2)
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1 + (2) = 1  2
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No I get that part, what I do not get is where the \[10^{1}\] even came from????
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh 0.27 = 2.7 x 10^(1)
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well almost I am pretty sure that if you take the original equation and then
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
divide the parts seperately it equals \[2.7\times10^{2}\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the answer is 0.0027, which in scientific notation is 2.7 x 10^(3)
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so you're missing that 10^(1)
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well i mean \[\frac{ 2.4*10^{5} }{ 8.8*10^{7} } = 0.0027\]
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So Country A's total family net worth is .0027 dollars?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
problem is...that makes no sense whatsoever
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if that was true, then this is the poorest country ever (and I mean really poor)
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol now you see my confusion
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah this problem is just messed up
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ChmEBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
maybe it is asking for the total networth of all the families combined.?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm good point, but it says Calculate the total networth of A FAMILY in 2000 so idk
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ChmEBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I 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
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ChmEBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't like this problem ultimately.
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is it maybe asking that i use the scientific notation of simplifying the $240,000 down to 2.4 x \[10^{5}\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'd just say the answer is $240,000...that's what they're asking for
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sure you can write the answer in sci notation if you want
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank 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.
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lganeshBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The problem does not make meaning something is missing
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That 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
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mystique2626Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well the answer ended up being \[2.1\times10^{13}\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm there's probably some formula used to get that...not sure which one
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