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# scientific notation

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The voluem of the Atlantic Ocean is about 3.1*10^17 cubic meters.  The Mississippi River has an annual flow of 6.3*10^11 cubic meters.  How many times would the annual flow of the Mississippi River fit into the Atlantic Ocean?  Write your final answer in scentific notation, and round to two decimal places.

Mar 10, 2021

$$(3.1 \cdot 10^{17}) \div (6.3 \cdot 10^{11}) = \frac{31}{63} \cdot 10^6$$
$$≈ 4.92 \cdot 10^5$$