Part B: Which is the more reasonable measurement of the distance between the tracks on a railroad:

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Part B: Which is the more reasonable measurement of the distance between the tracks on a railroad: 

1.435 ⋅ 10−3 mm or 1.435 ⋅ 103 mm? Justify your answer. (5 points)

May 28th, 2015

1.435 ⋅ 103 mm is the answer

This is because 1.435 ⋅ 10^−3 mm means 0.001435 mm and so it is a very small value and cannot logically be the distance between the tracks on a railroad.

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