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# Help with math homework?

Total waste generate in a country was 5.427 x 10^8. The country’s population was 3.48 x 10^6. Determine garbage per capita (per person) in that country.

Use scientific notation. Round 2 decimals as needed.

### 2 Answers

- jacob sLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
garbage per capita = Total garbage population

= 5.427 x 10^8/3.48 x 10^6.

= 5.427 /3.48 x 10^(8-6) per person

= 1.56 x 10^1 pounds per person

I hope this helps

- ?Lv 71 month ago
Divide the coefficients

5.427/3.48 = 1.5594827586

Divide the exponents

10⁸ / 10⁶ = 10²

Combine

1.5594827586 x 10²

Round to 2 dp

1.56 x 10² per person <––––