Posted by Bryan on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 1:01pm.
Divide and write the result using scientific notation
the 8 and 4 is to the second power
8x10(8)
4x10(4)
I plugged it in the calculator this way
(8x10^8)/(4x10^4)
it gave me this as the result
2 E 12

Math Check  gucwin, Monday, December 15, 2008 at 1:36pm
2E12 means 2*10^12 , so your calculation is correct

Math Check  Bryan, Monday, December 15, 2008 at 1:37pm
how would I have known E equals 10. how you get that?

Math Check  gucwin, Monday, December 15, 2008 at 5:31pm
I have been using scientific notation for like 20 years, so I don't remember how I get that, sorry...
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