Posted by **swirl** on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 8:35am.

use scientific notation to divide the following two numbers. Express the answer using scientific notation; retain at least three decimal places (8.4*10^6)/ (5.97*10^2)

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**bobpursley**, Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10:12am
First comment. In scientific notation, one should pay attention to significant digits, the 8.4 is two sig digits, which makes the answer only to two digits, not three.

8.4/5.97 *10^{6-2} you can do the math.

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