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Coin production In 1942, the U.S. Mint produced 154,500,000 nickels. Write 154,500,000 in scientific notation.

1.545 × 10 8

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Distance The distance between Earth and one of the brightest stars in the night star is 33.7 light years. One light year is about 6,000,000,000,000 (6 trillion), miles.

  1. Write the number of miles in one light year in scientific notation.
  2. Use scientific notation to find the distance between Earth and the star in miles. Write the answer in scientific notation.
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Debt At the end of fiscal year 2015 the gross United States federal government debt was estimated to be approximately $18,600,000,000,000 ($18.6 trillion), according to the Federal Budget. The population of the United States was approximately 300,000,000 people at the end of fiscal year 2015.

  1. Write the debt in scientific notation.
  2. Write the population in scientific notation.
  3. Find the amount of debt per person by using scientific notation to divide the debt by the population. Write the answer in scientific notation.

1.86 × 10 13 3 × 10 8 6.2 × 10 4

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Writing exercises

  1. Explain the meaning of the exponent in the expression 2 3 .
  2. Explain the meaning of the exponent in the expression 2 −3 .
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When you convert a number from decimal notation to scientific notation, how do you know if the exponent will be positive or negative?

answers will vary

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Self check

After completing the exercises, use this checklist to evaluate your mastery of the objectives of this section.

This is a table that has six rows and four columns. In the first row, which is a header row, the cells read from left to right “I can…,” “Confidently,” “With some help,” and “No-I don’t get it!” The first column below “I can…” reads “use the definition of a negative exponent,” “simplify expressions with integer exponents,” “convert from decimal notation to scientific notation,” “convert scientific notation to decimal form,” and “multiply and divide using scientific notation.” The rest of the cells are blank.

Overall, after looking at the checklist, do you think you are well-prepared for the next section? Why or why not?

Chapter review exercises

Section 6.1 Add and Subtract Polynomials

Identify Polynomials, Monomials, Binomials and Trinomials

In the following exercises, determine if each of the following polynomials is a monomial, binomial, trinomial, or other polynomial.


11 c 4 23 c 2 + 1
9 p 3 + 6 p 2 p 5
3 7 x + 5 14
10
2 y 12

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a 2 b 2
24 d 3
x 2 + 8 x 10
m 2 n 2 2 m n + 6
7 y 3 + y 2 2 y 4

binomial monomial trinomial trinomial other polynomial

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Determine the Degree of Polynomials

In the following exercises, determine the degree of each polynomial.

  1. 3 x 2 + 9 x + 10
  2. 14 a 2 b c
  3. 6 y + 1
  4. n 3 4 n 2 + 2 n 8
  5. −19
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  1. 5 p 3 8 p 2 + 10 p 4
  2. −20 q 4
  3. x 2 + 6 x + 12
  4. 23 r 2 s 2 4 r s + 5
  5. 100

3 4 2 4 0

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Add and Subtract Monomials

In the following exercises, add or subtract the monomials.

3 m 2 + 7 n 2 3 m 2

7 n 2

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6 x 2 y 4 x + 8 x y 2

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Add and Subtract Polynomials

In the following exercises, add or subtract the polynomials.

( 5 x 2 + 12 x + 1 ) + ( 6 x 2 8 x + 3 )

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( 9 p 2 5 p + 3 ) + ( 4 p 2 4 )

13 p 2 5 p 1

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( 10 m 2 8 m 1 ) ( 5 m 2 + m 2 )

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( 7 y 2 8 y ) ( y 4 )

7 y 2 9 y + 4

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Subtract
( 3 s 2 + 10 ) from ( 15 s 2 2 s + 8 )

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Find the sum of ( a 2 + 6 a + 9 ) and ( 5 a 3 7 )

5 a 3 + a 2 + 6 a + 2

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Evaluate a Polynomial for a Given Value of the Variable

In the following exercises, evaluate each polynomial for the given value.

Evaluate 3 y 2 y + 1 when:

  1. y = 5
  2. y = −1
  3. y = 0
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Evaluate 10 12 x when:

  1. x = 3
  2. x = 0
  3. x = −1

−26 10 22

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Randee drops a stone off the 200 foot high cliff into the ocean. The polynomial −16 t 2 + 200 gives the height of a stone t seconds after it is dropped from the cliff. Find the height after t = 3 seconds.

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A manufacturer of stereo sound speakers has found that the revenue received from selling the speakers at a cost of p dollars each is given by the polynomial −4 p 2 + 460 p . Find the revenue received when p = 75 dollars.

12,000

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Questions & Answers

DaMarcus and Fabian live 23 miles apart and play soccer at a park between their homes. DaMarcus rode his bike for 34 of an hour and Fabian rode his bike for 12 of an hour to get to the park. Fabian’s speed was 6 miles per hour faster than DaMarcus’s speed. Find the speed of both soccer players.
gustavo Reply
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Ann
DaMarcus: 16 mi/hr Fabian: 22 mi/hr
Sherman
Joy is preparing 20 liters of a 25% saline solution. She has only a 40% solution and a 10% solution in her lab. How many liters of the 40% solution and how many liters of the 10% solution should she mix to make the 25% solution?
Wenda Reply
15 and 5
32 is 40% , & 8 is 10 % , & any 4 letters is 5%.
Karen
It felt that something is missing on the question like: 40% of what solution? 10% of what solution?
Jhea
its confusing
Sparcast
3% & 2% to complete the 25%
Sparcast
because she already has 20 liters.
Sparcast
ok I was a little confused I agree 15% & 5%
Sparcast
8,2
Karen
Jim and Debbie earned $7200. Debbie earned $1600 more than Jim earned. How much did they earned
Arleathia Reply
5600
Gloria
1600
Gloria
Bebbie: 4,400 Jim: 2,800
Jhea
A river cruise boat sailed 80 miles down the Mississippi River for 4 hours. It took 5 hours to return. Find the rate of the cruise boat in still water and the rate of the current.
Sunnyshay Reply
A veterinarian is enclosing a rectangular outdoor running area against his building for the dogs he cares for. He needs to maximize the area using 100 feet of fencing. The quadratic equation A=x(100−2x) gives the area, A , of the dog run for the length, x , of the building that will border the dog run. Find the length of the building that should border the dog run to give the maximum area, and then find the maximum area of the dog run.
Elizabeth Reply
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Mike
Washing his dad’s car alone, eight year old Levi takes 2.5 hours. If his dad helps him, then it takes 1 hour. How long does it take the Levi’s dad to wash the car by himself?
Gagan Reply
1,75hrs
Mike
I'm going to guess. Divide Levi's time by 2. Then divide 1 hour by 2. 1.25 + 0.5 = 1.3?
John
Oops I mean 1.75
John
I'm guessing this because since I have divide 1 hour by 2, I have to do the same for the 2.5 hours it takes Levi by himself.
John
1,75 hrs is correct Mike
Emund
How did you come up with the answer?
John
Drew burned 1,800 calories Friday playing 1 hour of basketball and canoeing for 2 hours. On Saturday, he spent 2 hours playing basketball and 3 hours canoeing and burned 3,200 calories. How many calories did he burn per hour when playing basketball?
Marie Reply
Brandon has a cup of quarters and dimes with a total value of $3.80. The number of quarters is four less than twice the number of dimes. How many quarters and how many dimes does Brandon have?
Kendra Reply
Tickets to a Broadway show cost $35 for adults and $15 for children. The total receipts for 1650 tickets at one performance were $47,150. How many adult and how many child tickets were sold?
dana Reply
825
Carol
Arnold invested $64,000, some at 5.5% interest and the rest at 9%. How much did he invest at each rate if he received $4,500 in interest in one year? How do I do this
Tanesia Reply
how to square
Fiona Reply
easiest way to find the square root of a large number?
Jackie
the accompanying figure shows known flow rates of hydrocarbons into and out of a network of pipes at an oil refinery set up a linear system whose solution provides the unknown flow rates (b) solve the system for the unknown flow rates (c) find the flow rates and directions of flow if x4=50and x6=0
Sabee Reply
What is observation
adeyemi Reply
I'm confused by the question. Can you describe or explain the math question it pertains to?
Melissa
there is no math to it because all you use is your vision or gaze to the sorrounding areas
Cesarp
Teegan likes to play golf. He has budgeted $60 next month for the driving range. It costs him $10.55 for a bucket of balls each time he goes. What is the maximum number of times he can go to the driving range next month?
Sunnyshay Reply
5 times max
Anton
Felecia left her home to visit her daughter, driving 45mph. Her husband waited for the dog sitter to arrive and left home 20 minutes, or 1/3 hour later. He drove 55mph to catch up to Felecia. How long before he reaches her?
Sophia Reply
35 min
Debra
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