# Draw 10 1 squares on a piece of paper and time yourself as you do it. How long would it take you to draw 10 2 squares? 10 4 squares? Estimate how long it would take you to draw 10 15 squares (60 seconds = 1 minute, 5.3 × 10 5 minutes = 1 year). Comment on expressing numbers in an exponential fashion.

### Chemistry In Focus

7th Edition
Tro + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337399692

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### Chemistry In Focus

7th Edition
Tro + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337399692
Chapter 3, Problem 60E
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## Draw 10 1 squares on a piece of paper and time yourself as you do it. How long would it take you to draw 10 2 squares? 10 4 squares? Estimate how long it would take you to draw 10 15 squares (60 seconds = 1 minute, 5.3   ×   10 5 minutes = 1 year). Comment on expressing numbers in an exponential fashion.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The time taken to draw the squares in an exponential fashion is to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

Figures which contain high order numbers, such as those with ten or more zeroes, are tedious to write. A better way to express them is exponentially. It is an easier as well as an accurate way of writing a numeral. It is also termed as scientific notation.

### Explanation of Solution

Let the time taken to draw 101 squares be 60 seconds or 1 minute.

Time taken to draw 102 squares will be 600 seconds or  10 minutes.

Time taken to draw 104 squares will be 6 × 104 seconds or 1000 minutes

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