# How do you simplify #(2.135times10^5)/(3.5times10^12)#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

One way to go about this is to write the whole thing out, answer it, then simplify it:

#2.135 xx 10^5 = 213500#

#3.5 xx 10^12 = 3500000000000#

then you are able to do the calculation (use a calculator).The calculator gives the answer of

#0.000000061 = 6.1 xx 10^(-8)#

Hopefully this was helpful...

This is a sort of cheat method to make the numbers easier to deal with.

#### Explanation:

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So we now have:

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Using long division

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So

Which is the same as: