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  1. Sep 23, 2009 #1
    I am having a bit of trouble expressing me answer in the correct simplified form.

    The answer is... 2.45/2.5x10^17m^-2 (m is meters)

    -what is the correct form to express this answer?
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  3. Sep 23, 2009 #2
    Is this what it looks like?
    [tex]\frac{2.45}{2.5x10^{17} m^{-2}}[/tex]
  4. Sep 23, 2009 #3


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    Do you mean:

    [tex] \frac {2.41} {2.5 x 10^{17}} m^{-2} [/tex]


    [tex] \frac {2.41} {2.5 x 10^{17} m^{-2}} [/tex]

    What do you know about operations with exponents?
  5. Sep 23, 2009 #4
    Integral - it is the second one you have described.

    -I'm thinking that it would just be 2.45*2.5*10^17m^2 ?

    ..and then I would solve
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