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Which is closest to the number of gallons of water that was required if 24 ships passed through the canal, moving from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean?
Each ship that passes through the Panama Canal requires about 52 million gallons of water to move the ship through the canal from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.



A. 1.2 x 10^8 gallons
B. 1.2 x 10^9 gallons
C. 8.8 x 10^8 gallons
D. 8.8 x 10^9 gallons

This question is part of Algebra 1 Semester Exam
Asked by Dinkinsk, Last updated: Dec 19, 2019

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jan 15, 2017

The answer is 1.2 x 10^8.
​When you calculate 52,000,000 by 24, you get 1,248,000,000 and because ofthe rule of scientific notation, you get 1.2 x 10^#. Now, if you count from the right,...Read More
 

eunice.

Eunice.

Answered Jan 15, 2017

The answer is 1.2 x 10^8.
​When you calculate 52,000,000 by 24, you get 1,248,000,000 and because ofthe rule of scientific notation, you get 1.2 x 10^#. Now, if you count from the right,...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 10, 2016

1.2 x 10^9 gallons

^ indicates an exponent ie. 3^2 is three squared or three to the second power.
 

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