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In 2005, the total waste generated in a certain country was 7.125 x 10^10 pounds. Also in 2005, the countries population was 4.48 x 10^6 people. Determain the garbage per capita (per person) in that country in the year 2005.
 one year ago
In 2005, the total waste generated in a certain country was 7.125 x 10^10 pounds. Also in 2005, the countries population was 4.48 x 10^6 people. Determain the garbage per capita (per person) in that country in the year 2005.

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ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well the answer is the amount of trash divided by the amount of people.

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1First, you would convert the numbers to from Scientific notation. \[7.125 x 10^{10}\] would be 71,250,000,000 \[4.48 x 10^{6}\] would be 4,480,000

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then you would divide the two new numbers, trash/people \[71,250,000,000\div4,480,000\]

Bri_Love
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the answer is 9207.58928571?

Bri_Love
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Whitch then if I round it it would be 9207.59?

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If this is hard to understand, then use easier numbers. For example If there are 20 bubbles in total and 4 bubble blowers, how many bubbles did each peson blow? Then, you might see the anser is oblviously 5. Correct? So, in your case, \[71,250,000,000\div4,480,000\] equals 15904.017851

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Sorry I couldn't find my calculator :p

Bri_Love
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so it would be 15904.02? cause i have to round it?

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=71%2C250%2C000%2C000%2F4%2C480%2C000 If you need the answer in a fraction you can find it here.

Bri_Love
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0grr it says its wrong! Is that in scientific notation?

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You need and answer in scientific notation?

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well after you round it to 15904.02 it would be.... hold on one sec.

ritez
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1In scientific notation answer will be 1.590 x 10^4

Bri_Love
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The answer was 1.59 x 10^4 cool thanks!

ShotGunGirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well sorry I didn't take you all the way there :( A special thanks to @ritez for helping me :D

ritez
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@ShotGunGirl you are always welcome...enjoy!
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