Math 8R - Help!!!!!!!!

posted by .

In 2011, the population of the United States was about 3.12 x 108. The population of the Japan was about 1.27 x 108. About how much more was the population of the United States than Japan?

a) 1.85 x 108
b) 1.85 x 1016
c) 1.85 x 1064

3.12 x 108 + 1.27 x 108

Do have to multiply, add, subtract, or divide??? I pick to add.

3.12 x 108 + 1.27 x 108

right?

  • Math 8R - Help!!!!!!!! -

    more than indicates a difference, so subtract.
    3.12-1.27 = 1.85

    you should have noticed that your answer was not one of the choices, so maybe some rethinking was in order.

    If I ask how much bigger 10 is than 6, would you add 10+6?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. 7th Pre-Algebra Word Problem

    Approximately one-seventh of the people in the United States are left-handed. The population of the United States is about 300 million. Write and solve an equation to estimate howmany people in the United States are left handed.
  2. algebra

    About one fifth of the adult population in the United States smoked in 2005. Within the part of the population that smoked, sixth of twenty five of them were aged 25 to 44. What fraction of the adult population in the United States …
  3. math

    need step by step on how you get the answer Aging in the United States In 2050, about of the population will be aged 65 or over and about 1 over 20 of the population will be aged 85 or over. Estimate the fraction of the population …
  4. college math

    Aging in the United States In 2050, about 1 over 5 of the population will be aged 65 or over and about 1 over 20 of the population will be aged 85 or over. Estimate the fraction of the population that will be between the ages of 65 …
  5. Algebra 2

    According to the US Census Bureau, the population of the United States has been growing at an average rate of approximately 2% per year. The census is taken every 10 years, and the population in 1980 was estimated at 226 million people. …
  6. Science

    The current population in the United States is 318,968,000. The rate is .72. What will the population be in the United States in 10 years?
  7. SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

    Japan and Fiji are both island countries. The population of Japan is approximately 1.3*10^8. The population of Fiji is approximately 8.8*10^5. Which is the best estimate of how many times as great the population of Japan is as Fiji?
  8. college algebra

    In Japan, there were 94,848 deaths attributed to heart disease and the population of Japan is about 128 million. If the United States were able to reduce its number of deaths to be proportional to that of Japan, about how many deaths …
  9. college algebra

    In Japan, there were 94,848 deaths attributed to heart disease and the population of Japan is about 128 million. If the United States were able to reduce its number of deaths to be proportional to that of Japan, about how many deaths …
  10. Math

    3. The population of Columbus, Ohio, in 2014 was about 823,000. The population of the United States was about 319 million in 2014. (a) Write each population in scientific notation. (b) About how many times larger was the population …

More Similar Questions