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The amounts of household waste generated in a region during two years were 23,400,000 tons and 48,100,000 tons. What was the total household waste generated over these two years in the region, expressed in scientific notation? 7.15 ⋅ 107 tons 7.15 ⋅ 1014 tons 71.5 ⋅ 107 tons 71.5 ⋅ 1014 tons
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Please help dont leave
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whpalmer4
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Add the two numbers together, what do you get?
nuccioreggie
  • nuccioreggie
I got 71,500,000
whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
Good. How do you write that in scientific notation?
nuccioreggie
  • nuccioreggie
I got B
whpalmer4
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\[7.15*10^{14}\]? You sure about that? \[10^{14} = 100,000,000,000,000\]
nuccioreggie
  • nuccioreggie
Wait no D i jus got them mixed up its D
whpalmer4
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Scientific notation has two parts, mantissa and exponent. The mantissa is that number out from, and it is always between 1 and 10 (or -1 and -10). Come on, stop guessing. D is\[71.5*10^{14} = 71.5*100,000,000,000,000\]
whpalmer4
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\[10^0=1\]\[10^1=10\]\[10^2=100\]\[10^3=1,000\]\[10^4=10,000\]\[10^5=100,000\]\[10^6=1,000,000\]\[10^7=10,000,000\]etc.
nuccioreggie
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Ok sorry i just did math on paper and got A
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that's more like it!
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Thanks can u help me with a few more
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sure, fire away, got a couple minutes

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