Mat 118 week 8 dq 2

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Wk 8 DQ 2 Scientific Notation

Solve the following problem: (Text problem 97, Page 342

Gross Domestic Product.The gross domestic product

(GDP) is the total national output of goods and

services valued at market prices within the United

States. The GDP of the United States in 2005 was

$12,460,000,000,000. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis.)

(a) Write this number in scientific notation.

(b) In 2005, the U.S. population was 2.98 x 10^8. On

average, how many dollars of goods and services

were produced by each individual?

Was it helpful to use Scientific notation and powers of ten in solving this problem?


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