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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 month ago

Help with math homework?

Total waste generate in a country was 5.427 x 10^8. The country’s population was 3.48 x 10^6. Determine garbage per capita (per person) in that country.

Use scientific notation. Round 2 decimals as needed.

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  • 1 month ago
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    garbage per capita = Total garbage population

                                   = 5.427 x 10^8/3.48 x 10^6.

                                   =  5.427 /3.48 x 10^(8-6) per person

                                  = 1.56 x 10^1 pounds per person

    I hope this helps

  • 1 month ago

    Divide the coefficients

    5.427/3.48 = 1.5594827586

    Divide the exponents

    10⁸ / 10⁶ = 10² 

    Combine

    1.5594827586 x 10² 

    Round to 2 dp

    1.56 x 10² per person <–––– 

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