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Topic: A question of orders of magnitude
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Olumide

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A question of orders of magnitude
Posted: Nov 30, 2012 7:27 PM
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I'm reading a book in which the author compares two pairs of numbers
(0.31, 0.39) and (6.10,0.39) and multiplies the second member of each
pair by a factor R_1 = 2 and R_2 = 20 so that both members of the pair
"have the same order of magnitude". Subsequently the pairs of numbers
become (0.31, 2 x 0.39) and (6.10 , 20 x 0.39). I'd appreciate help
in understand how these numbers satisfy the stated condition.

Regards,

- Olumide



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