How do you simplify #(2.88times10^3)/(1.2times10^-5)#?

1 Answer
Apr 15, 2017

Answer:

#2.4xx10^8#

Explanation:

We can 'split' the numerator/denominator into the product of separate parts as follows.

#rArr(2.88xx10^3)/(1.2xx10^-5)#

#=(2.88)/(1.2)xx10^3/10^-5#

#color(orange)"Reminder " color(red)(bar(ul(|color(white)(2/2)color(black)(a^m/a^n=a^(m-n))color(white)(2/2)|))) #

#=2.4xx10^((3-(-5)))=2.4xx10^8#