Posted by Sharon on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:26pm.
3. In 2002, Home Depot’s sales amounted to $58,200,000,000. In 2006, its sales were $90,800,000,000
a. Write Home Depot's 2002 sales and 2006 sales in scientific notation.

Polynomials  SraJMcGin, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 1:21pm
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Polynomials  MathMate, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 2:57pm
For $58,200,000,000., move the decimal point to the left until it is to the right of the first nonzero digit (5). Multiply by 10 raised to the power of the number of digits moved (10). So the answer is
5.82*10^{10}
I will leave you to do the second one. Post your answer for checking if you wish.
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