# 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?

Nov 14, 2016

#### Answer:

3.41 $\times$ ${10}^{-} 2$, 3.41 $\times$ ${10}^{5}$, 3.41 $\times$ ${10}^{6}$

#### Explanation:

The negative numbers mean that its dividing by powers of ten e.g. - 2 $\times$ ${10}^{-} 3$ = 0.002

Nov 14, 2016

#### Answer:

So the order is: least to greatest

$3.41 \times {10}^{- 2} \text{; "3.41xx10^5"; } 3.41 \times {10}^{6}$

#### Explanation:

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

Note that ${10}^{- 2}$ is $\frac{1}{10} ^ 2$

${10}^{6} > {10}^{5} > {10}^{- 2}$

So the order is: least to greatest

$3.41 \times {10}^{- 2} \text{; "3.41xx10^5"; } 3.41 \times {10}^{6}$