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Why is it when I divide by a number greater than 1, I get a larger number?

  1. Dec 19, 2009 #1
    (1.057023 * (10^14)) / 3.26 = 3.24240184 × 10^13

    Shouldn't any number decrease when I divide by 3.26? Why does it increase?
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
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  3. Dec 19, 2009 #2
    It does decrease o_O
    notice the ( 10^13) verses the (10^14) which is larger

    1.2*10^5>2*10^3
     
  4. Dec 19, 2009 #3
    Oh, crap. I am so sorry. I feel like a complete idiot. My apologies. I can't think right today:)
     
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