anonymous
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Use the table to determine the location with the greatest amount of rainfall and the location with the least amount of rainfall. a.Using complete sentences, identify the location with the greatest amount of rainfall and the location with the least amount of rainfall, and express the ratio of their respective rainfalls as a whole number. b. Describe what this ratio tells you. Needles, California 0.1173 m Mt. Waialeale, Hawai'i 11.4 m Puako, Hawai’i 25.6 cm Death Valley, California 57 mm Mojave, California 160 mm Hilo, Hawai'i 480 cm
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jamiebookeater
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Astrophysics
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Can you upload a image for the question instead...you should pay attention to the units, know that meters (m) > centimetres (cm) > millimetres (mm)
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So if you notice Mt. Waialeale, Hawaii it says 11.4m and assuming that is for greatest amount of rainfall that would be it. Do you get the idea?
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We should convert them all to a certain unit, so maybe meters, or what ever you're most comfortable with. So you can get a clearer picture. \[1m = 100 cm = 1000 mm\]

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anonymous
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I am trying to get an image now
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Ok
anonymous
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Ah so it wants it in meters as well, that's great :)
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Do you know how to put it in scientific notation?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
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It's basically counting the amount of zeros, so if we have |dw:1435190922191:dw|
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Ok great :)
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So can you show me what the scientific notation is for 11.4m?
anonymous
  • anonymous
4 x 11^1 ?
Astrophysics
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Pay attention to the decimal spots, so we have |dw:1435191229915:dw|
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Does that make sense? https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/exponents-radicals/scientific-notation/v/scientific-notation use this site to learn scientific notation it will be able to explain it better than me
Astrophysics
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I think it's important you understand that first and we can move on then, we will have to convert the others to meters, so let me know whenever you're ready.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok I am viewing it now
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Alright, take your time
anonymous
  • anonymous
25.6 = 2.56 x 10^1
Astrophysics
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That's right but wait a second, because notice that's in cm, not meters. We have to convert it to m first before we put it in scientific notation.
Astrophysics
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Remember as I showed above, there's 100 cm in 1 meter, so all we have to do is divide by 100 cm. |dw:1435191939372:dw|
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That's how we convert it to meters, now we can put it in scientific notation
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So go ahead and write that in scientific notation
anonymous
  • anonymous
0.256 x 10^-1
Astrophysics
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So now we have 57mm, know how to convert that to meters? Note: 1m = 1000mm
Astrophysics
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Do what I showed you above but with mm, and see what you get
anonymous
  • anonymous
5.71 x 10^1
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Mhm, no that's not right, remember we have to convert it to meters first. It's in mm, those are different units than meters which is just m. |dw:1435192676440:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
I tried to post a drawing. is it 5.7 x 10^1
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No, please go over my drawing and what I've said.
anonymous
  • anonymous
.57 x 10^1
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|dw:1435193272246:dw|
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Like I've said before, pay attention to the units.
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Now use unit conversion for the next one, 160mm to meters.
anonymous
  • anonymous
160 mm = 1.6 x 10^2
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You're not listening to me :\, you have to convert it to meters (m) first. The answer they gave you is in millimetres (mm)
anonymous
  • anonymous
0.16 x 10^1
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For scientific notation we use numbers between 1 to 10
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So it would be 1.6 x 10^(-1)
anonymous
  • anonymous
4.8 x 10-1
Astrophysics
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No, it's 480 centimetres this time not mm.
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So convert that into meters, remember 1m = 100 cm, here you have 480 cm.
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This one is a bit tricky for scientific notation, hint: we don't have to move the decimal at all (once you convert it)
anonymous
  • anonymous
4.8 x 10^1
Astrophysics
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Close, it's actually 4.8 x 10^0
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4.8 x 10^1 = 48
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Anything to the power of 0 is 1, so 4.8 x 10^0 = 4.8 since 10^0 = 1, I know it seems a bit silly, but that's how it works haha.
anonymous
  • anonymous
That was tricky
Astrophysics
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Lets put it in order now, so we can figure out which one has the greatest amount of rainfall and which has the least, and yes it was!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Pusko Hawaii
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|dw:1435195556539:dw| that look good, please check
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|dw:1435195796611:dw| maybe that will help you
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Now which one is the greatest and which is the least
anonymous
  • anonymous
Least: Death Valley California.....Greatest Mt. W. Hawaii
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Nice :)
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|dw:1435196178636:dw| just so we have it in the drawing
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Now the question wants a ratio for greatest/ least right?
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So just make a ratio of it, you can use a calculator to divide/ long division, the questions are easy from here, since we now have the information :) so please try them and once you do post it here and I will check them for you!
anonymous
  • anonymous
0.057/11.4= 0.005
Astrophysics
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Can you post the full question, because above wants greatest/ least
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The answer also makes more sense if it's greatest/ least
anonymous
  • anonymous
11.4/0.057 = 0.005
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you for the help. : )
Astrophysics
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Np, but it says it wants a whole number right? So that means it has to be something like 1, 2, 3 etc...so we should get 11.4/0.057 = 200 (whole number) meaning the amount of rainfall in Mt. Walaleale is 200x more than in Death Valley, and makes sense, Death Valley is a very dry place if I recall right :P (name even says so!).
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Good work explaining Astro! If your SS was a bit higher - we could use another Qualified Helper!
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Hey, thanks :)

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