How do you evaluate #(1.035times10^8)/(2.3times10^4)#?

1 Answer
May 27, 2017

Answer:

#4500#

Explanation:

Attempt to evaluate the expression separately.
#(1.035*10^8)/(2.3*10^4)#

is the same as

#1.035/2.3*10^8/10^4#

Solve the number part first.

#0.45*10^8/10^4#

Now, dividing a power is the same as subtracting the powers.
I.e. #a^8-a^3=a^(8-3)=a^5#

#therefore 0.45*10^(8-4)#

#0.45*10^4#

#4500#