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anonymous
 one year ago
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
anonymous
 one year ago
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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Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Can you upload a image for the question instead...you should pay attention to the units, know that meters (m) > centimetres (cm) > millimetres (mm)

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4So 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?

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4We 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. \[1m = 100 cm = 1000 mm\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am trying to get an image now

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Ah so it wants it in meters as well, that's great :)

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Do you know how to put it in scientific notation?

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4It's basically counting the amount of zeros, so if we have dw:1435190922191:dw

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4So can you show me what the scientific notation is for 11.4m?

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Pay attention to the decimal spots, so we have dw:1435191229915:dw

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Does that make sense? https://www.khanacademy.org/math/prealgebra/exponentsradicals/scientificnotation/v/scientificnotation use this site to learn scientific notation it will be able to explain it better than me

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4I 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok I am viewing it now

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Alright, take your time

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4That'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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Remember 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

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4That's how we convert it to meters, now we can put it in scientific notation

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4So go ahead and write that in scientific notation

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4So now we have 57mm, know how to convert that to meters? Note: 1m = 1000mm

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Do what I showed you above but with mm, and see what you get

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Mhm, 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I tried to post a drawing. is it 5.7 x 10^1

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4No, please go over my drawing and what I've said.

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1435193272246:dw

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Like I've said before, pay attention to the units.

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Now use unit conversion for the next one, 160mm to meters.

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4You're not listening to me :\, you have to convert it to meters (m) first. The answer they gave you is in millimetres (mm)

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4For scientific notation we use numbers between 1 to 10

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4So it would be 1.6 x 10^(1)

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4No, it's 480 centimetres this time not mm.

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4So convert that into meters, remember 1m = 100 cm, here you have 480 cm.

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4This one is a bit tricky for scientific notation, hint: we don't have to move the decimal at all (once you convert it)

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Close, it's actually 4.8 x 10^0

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Anything 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.

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Lets 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!

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1435195556539:dw that look good, please check

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1435195796611:dw maybe that will help you

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Now which one is the greatest and which is the least

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Least: Death Valley California.....Greatest Mt. W. Hawaii

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1435196178636:dw just so we have it in the drawing

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Now the question wants a ratio for greatest/ least right?

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4So 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!

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Can you post the full question, because above wants greatest/ least

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4The answer also makes more sense if it's greatest/ least

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you for the help. : )

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Np, 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!).

Preetha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good work explaining Astro! If your SS was a bit higher  we could use another Qualified Helper!

TheSmartOne
 2 months ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So, I was helping someone with this same question, for the ratio part, I got confused too. But I read the question and it said "respectively" so the ratio of least to greatest, so 0.005 would be correct btw, nice work Astro <3
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