A #3.70×106 kg# piece splits off an iceberg of mass of 5.96×107 kg. How do you calculate the mass of the remaining iceberg and express the answer in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2018

Answer:

#5.59*10^7 \ "kg"#

Explanation:

I assume that the original mass is #5.96*10^7 \ "kg"#, and the ice that broke away has a mass of #3.7*10^6 \ "kg"#.

Well, mass is conserved, and so the remaining mass of the other piece of the iceberg is:

#m=5.96*10^7 \ "kg"-3.7*10^6 \ "kg"#

#=55900000 \ "kg"#

#=5.59*10^7 \ "kg"#