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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.

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  1. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    Well the answer is the amount of trash divided by the amount of people.

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  2. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    First, 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

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    Then you would divide the two new numbers, trash/people \[71,250,000,000\div4,480,000\]

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    So the answer is 9207.58928571?

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    Whitch then if I round it it would be 9207.59?

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    No thats wrong...

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    Whats the answer?

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    If 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

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    Sorry I couldn't find my calculator :p

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    ok so it would be 15904.02? cause i have to round it?

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  11. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    http://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.

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    Yes :)

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    grr it says its wrong! Is that in scientific notation?

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    You need and answer in scientific notation?

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    yes

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    Well after you round it to 15904.02 it would be.... hold on one sec.

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    ok

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  18. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    1.590402 x 10^4

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    In scientific notation answer will be 1.590 x 10^4

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    Thank you!

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    Anytime :D

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  22. Bri_Love Group Title
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    The answer was 1.59 x 10^4 cool thanks!

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  23. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    Well sorry I didn't take you all the way there :( A special thanks to @ritez for helping me :D

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    @ShotGunGirl you are always welcome...enjoy!

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