Mutiplying with scientific notation?

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Compute (4.29 x 10 ^ 15) x (1.51 x 10 ^ -4)

Express your answer to three significant figures.

-Could someone please solve and show work. I do not understand how to do this. Thank you!

1 Answer

  • first step : 4.29 X 1.51 = 6.4779

    second step : 10^15 X10^-4 = 10^[15+(-4)]

    = 10^ 11

    answer : 6.4779 X 10^11

    6.5 X 10^11

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