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Powers of 10 review

Review the powers of 10 and try some practice problems.

Summary of powers of 10


How do we evaluate powers of 10?

To evaluate a power of 10, we multiply the base (10) by itself the exponent amount of times.
105 has an exponent of 5, so we multiply 10 times itself 5 times:

The pattern

The number of zeros in the solution always matches the exponent.
103=10×10×10=1000, which has 3 zeros
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Problem 1
Which of the following is equivalent to 10,000?
Choose 1 answer:

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