How do you write the following in order from least to greatest: #3.41times10^6, 3.41 times 10^-2, 3.41 times 10^5#?

2 Answers
Nov 14, 2016

Answer:

3.41 #xx# #10^-2#, 3.41 #xx# #10^5#, 3.41 #xx# #10^6#

Explanation:

The negative numbers mean that its dividing by powers of ten e.g. - 2 #xx# #10^-3# = 0.002

Nov 14, 2016

Answer:

So the order is: least to greatest

#3.41xx10^(-2)"; "3.41xx10^5"; "3.41xx10^6#

Explanation:

They all have 3.41 so you only need to look at the powers of 10

Note that #10^(-2)# is #1/10^2#

#10^6>10^5>10^(-2)#

So the order is: least to greatest

#3.41xx10^(-2)"; "3.41xx10^5"; "3.41xx10^6#