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Lesson 9: Working with powers of 10

# Approximating with powers of 10

How much larger was the world population than the US population in 2014? We can use division and powers of 10 to get a sense of just how many times as large the world population was. Is there really such a big difference between 10 to the 8th and 10 to the 9th? You bet there is!

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• why area the videos easy problems and the practice questions are harder
• They're using easy questions in the videos as examples so we can get prepared for the practices, that have harder questions, more easily. But sometimes you might find the questions from videos in the pratices with the same topics!
• im khanfused
• HA! Same...
• I feel like He sometimes doesn`t always go in depth on how to
do the problem.
• at why does sal use a multiplication dot operator as the numerator but a regular multiplication symbol as the other operator?
• the first thing I ever thought to myself about this video was wow! The world has really gotten smaller but still...
I won't think about it... haha
• "How many times larger" isn't that means the number larger than the other for how many times? So it should be lager number minus small number and divided by small number. Please tell me if I am thinking in wrong way.
• Sal makes it sound like we are stupid!
• Stop capping