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posted by deedee

I do not even know where to start with this one, can someone help?

the peak of a mountain is 19,340 ft above sea level.

what is the integer that best expresses the given number?

  1. drwls

    Rounded to one significant figure, that would be
    2*10^4 feet, so perhaps the number they are looking for is 2. To make any sense of it, you also would need to know the 10^4 multiplier.

    That is a rather vague and strange question.

    If the altitude had been given in meters, the answer would be different

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