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# three times ten to the power of negative 2

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help what is 3x10to the power of negative 2
Jan 26, 2012

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0.03
Jan 26, 2012

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3*10^-2 = 3*1/10^2 = 3/100 0.03
Jan 26, 2012
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0.0011111111111111111111111111111111
Jan 26, 2012
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Guest Jan 26, 2012
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The answer in decimal format is 1/900. Look at the question "i fun fact". Tell everyone else to look at "i fun fact" as well.
May 17, 2012
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I agree with the first answer: 0.03. The problem statement is ambiguous. It's either:

(three times 10) to the negative 2 power

or

three times (10 to the negative 2 power)

In the absence of parentheses, the default order of operations is exponentiation first, followed by multiplication, so 10 is raised to the -2 power, and then multiplied by 3.
May 18, 2012
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$${\mathtt{3}}{\mathtt{\,\times\,}}{{\mathtt{10}}}^{-{\mathtt{2}}} = {\mathtt{0.03}}$$

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Apr 13, 2014
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It is 0.03.

Feb 4, 2015
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lol even the great admin needs help X3

Mar 20, 2015
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Feb 5, 2017
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3*10-2

3*.01

.03

Feb 25, 2017