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Unformatted text preview: Thus making the numbers 4.1 and 3.7. After they have done this step they must then put the numbers to the power of ten (10^4.1 and 10^3.7). Once they have done this they will see the raw number of the quakes force. San Francisco’s number was 12,589.3 where New Guinea was 5,0111.9. With these numbers it is clear that San Francisco was the stronger of the two, now they must find how much stronger. In order to do this the reader is to divide the lager number by the smaller. So in this problem it would be 12,589.3 divided by 5,011.9. Which that number would be 2.5, making the quake in San Francisco 25times stronger then the one in New Guinea. I have neither given nor received nor tolerated the use of unauthorized aid....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CORE, MATH 110 taught by Professor Scanelle during the Spring '08 term at Valparaiso.
- Spring '08