Multiplying Huge NumbersDate: 5/9/96 at 0:10:58 From: Anonymous Subject: Multiplying huge numbers How can I check my answer? 8541 * 4372 = 37340252 Date: 11/4/96 From: Doctor Alain Subject: Re: Multiplying huge numbers Your answer isn't right. The right answer is 8541*4372=37341252. ^ One way to check for mistakes is to divide the answer by one of the multiplicands. For instance try 37340252 divided by 8541 and you will see that you don't get 4372. Also, there are many pocket calculators or computer software packages capable of handling these kinds of problem. -Doctor Alain, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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