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anonymous

  • one year ago

rewrite 1/10000000 as a power of 10

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    How many zeros are in 1/10000000?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oops,, its 8 zeros

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I count 7. Are you saying it was supposed to be 8 originally?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok. since 100000000 is in the denominator, make the 8 negative. 1/10000000 = 10^-8

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    the number of zeros is the exponent on 10

  7. anonymous
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    Oh, Okay thank you

  8. anonymous
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    you're welcome

  9. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    @peachpi thanks for refreshing my memory on that... I saw the problem with 100000000 which is 10 to a positive exponent until I saw that fraction 1/ that number... and then while reading your comment, it just occurred to me that 1/ that number is related to (that number)^-{exponent}

  10. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    blah I meant (10)^{-exponent}

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