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

ShotGunGirl
 2 years 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
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the answer is 9207.58928571?

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

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

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

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

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

ShotGunGirl
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1In scientific notation answer will be 1.590 x 10^4

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

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