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Ok so on this what do I do
(Please don't give me the answer I just want to know what I need to do on it)
Medical Xrays, with a wavelength of about 10^10m, can penetrate completely through your skin.
Ultraviolet rays, which cause sun burn by penetrating only the top level of skin, have a wavelength about 1000 times the wavelength of an Xray. find the wavelength of ultraviolet rays. Show your work.
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connexus.com Group Title
Ok so on this what do I do (Please don't give me the answer I just want to know what I need to do on it) Medical Xrays, with a wavelength of about 10^10m, can penetrate completely through your skin. Ultraviolet rays, which cause sun burn by penetrating only the top level of skin, have a wavelength about 1000 times the wavelength of an Xray. find the wavelength of ultraviolet rays. Show your work.
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
It seems too simple, but, you just do what the problem says, and, it seems it *explicitly* says '1000 times the...' which would normally indicate that you multiply by a factor of 1000.
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So I multiply 10^10 by 1000?
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I would think so.
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So its 100,000,000,000,000?
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Okay, so, what do you think \[\Large 10^{10}\]means?
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I did 10^10 * 1000 and got 100,000,000,000,000
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
How? Why? lol
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well I asked if I multiply 10^10 * 1000 and you said you think so :P
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yes, that's true, but how exactly did you arrive at your answer? \[\Large \left.\begin{matrix}10^{10}\cdot 1000&=&100 \ 000 \ 000 \ 000 \ 000\\&\color{red}?&\end{matrix}\right. \]
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
First I multiplied out 10^10 and got 100,000,000,000 then I multiplied it by 1000 and got 100,000,000,000,000
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hang on, why is \[\Large 10^{10}\]equal to 100 000 000 000
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I multiplied it out
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Am I not suppose to do that...
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klimenkov Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What is \(a^{1}\) ?
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Sorry... the problem here is that the exponent was negative... so it's not as straightforward as simply 'multiplying out'
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
But first, @klimenkov asked you a question ^_^
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1377670025131:dw
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Okay, now what about \[\Large a^{n}\]
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1377670107287:dw
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Now can we get back to the question sorry for the rush I just have a ton of work I have to get done tonight
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Okay... well, if you could do that with the 'a' What is \[\Large 10^{10}\] ?
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klimenkov Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now, what is \(10^{10}\) ?
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1377670300729:dw
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Was not thinking I have had so much going on today with school
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
That's right :) Now multiply THAT to 1000. And let me take the liberty of reminding you that \[\Large 1000 = 10^3\]
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok so it equals 10^7
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No... it's the bottom exponent that's bigger...
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\Large 10^{10}\cdot 10^3\] First law of exponents... when you multiply, with same base, ADD the exponents.
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's what I was doing...dw:1377674852025:dw
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terenzreignz Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yes. That's right :D \[\Large \frac1{10^7}=10^{7}\]
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks :)
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connexus.com Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Can you please help me on this one to? the wavelengths of visible light are between 3.8 * 10^7m and 7.6 * 10^7m. Are these wavelengths longer or shorter than those of ultraviolet rays? Explain On it do I need to simplify each scientific notation out and just put how I simplified them and put what one is bigger?
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