Higher order Thinking A stack of #10^2# pennies is 6.1 inches tall. A stack of #10^2# dimes is 5.3 inches tall. How much taller is a stack of 10 pennies than a stack of 10 dimes?

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Jul 8, 2017

Answer:

#0.61-0.53 = 0.08# inches

Explanation:

#10^2 = 10xx10 =100#

#100# pennies have a height of #6.1# inches.
#10# pennies will have a height that is #1/10# of the height of #100#

#10# pennies have a height of #0.61# inches.

In the same way, #10# dimes have a height of #5.3/10 = 0.53# inches.

The difference in height is #0.61-0.53 = 0.08# inches