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jylarai
 one year ago
convert the length 7 centimeters to meters. Compare the numerical values when both numbers are written in scientific notation
jylarai
 one year ago
convert the length 7 centimeters to meters. Compare the numerical values when both numbers are written in scientific notation

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.01st you need to know the conversion factor between centimeters to meters. I.e.) How many centimeters are in 1 meter. Or viceversa, how many meters are in one centimeter. You need to know one of those first.

jylarai
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know that 7 centimeters equal .07 meters

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well formally what I would do is set up my dimensional analysis like this:dw:1441151331230:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The thing in parentheses is called the "conversion factor". As long as you set up your conversion factor so the units you DON'T want cancel... you're good to go

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0See how the centimeters cancel in this case and you're only left with meters? Nice and easy :)

jylarai
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you help me with the second part of the question

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh sorry I didn't see that. Yes so scientific notation means you only have 1 single nonzero digit and then immediately following it to the right you have a decimal point. Obviously 0.07 is not written in scientific notation because 0 doesn't count. So how can you write it such that the number begins with anything other than 0?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It would be something like 7. ... something something... What does this have to be in order that we preserve the meaning of 0.07?

jylarai
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But what does it mean to compare the numerical values when both numbers are written in scientific notation?

jylarai
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is there a second number we have to convert to scientifc notations?
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