   Chapter 2.6, Problem 54E

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Find the smaller number:21.8; 30.2

To determine

To calculate: The smaller number among the numbers 21.8;30.2.

Explanation

Given Information:

The numbers are:

21.8;30.2

Formula used:

Steps to compare the decimal numbers:

Step 1: Convert the decimal number into scientific notation.

Step 2: Compare the exponent of the base 10 (power of 10), smaller the exponent smaller will be the number.

Step 3: In case, if the exponents are same, compare the part of the number between 1 to 10

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