college Math Word Problem
posted by Matt .
The mass of Uranus is about 8.7x10^22 metric tons. The mass of the sun is about 1.998x10^27 metric tons. About how many times the mass of Uranus is the mass of the sun? Give your answer in scientific notation.

I will be happy to critique your thinking.

A) what is the balance after one year if the interest is simple interest?

Simple division problem
1.998x10^27/(8.7x10^22)
= 2.3 x 10^4 
The correct answer to this problem is 2.297 x 10^4