# How do you divide #(4 * 10 ^-3)/(8 * 10^-7)#?

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Mar 29, 2015

= 1/2 * 10^(-3+7)= 1/2* 10^4

4 will divide 8 , 2 times. The quantities with exponents have the same base 10, hence dividing 10^-3 by 10^-7, would result in subtracting the exponent -7 from -3. The result would be 10^(-3+7), that is 10^4