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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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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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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well the answer is the amount of trash divided by the amount of people.
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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Then you would divide the two new numbers, trash/people \[71,250,000,000\div4,480,000\]
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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the answer is 9207.58928571?
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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Whitch then if I round it it would be 9207.59?
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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sorry I couldn't find my calculator :p
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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so it would be 15904.02? cause i have to round it?
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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
grr it says its wrong! Is that in scientific notation?
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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You need and answer in scientific notation?
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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well after you round it to 15904.02 it would be.... hold on one sec.
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ritezBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In scientific notation answer will be 1.590 x 10^4
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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The answer was 1.59 x 10^4 cool thanks!
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ShotGunGirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well sorry I didn't take you all the way there :( A special thanks to @ritez for helping me :D
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ritezBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@ShotGunGirl you are always welcome...enjoy!
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