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# Multiplying and Dividing Monomials

The smallest species of sea cucumbers are about 10 Millimeters long.  The larges sea cucumbers are more than 10 to the second power times longer than the smallest sea cucumbers.  What is the approximate length of the largest sea cucumber.

100 Millimeters?

### 3 Answers by Expert Tutors

Parviz F. | Mathematics professor at Community CollegesMathematics professor at Community Colle...
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X -  10 millimeter   / Sea Cucumbers

Y>  10 + 10^2  = 110 millimeter
Kay G. | ~20 Years Accounting Tutoring Experience~20 Years Accounting Tutoring Experience
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You missed a 0. :-)

10^2 = 10 x 10 = 100

So the smallest is 10 mm and the largest is 100 times as big, hence 10 x 100 = 1000.

I think you missed the exponent part?
Jasmine H. | Teacher Specializing in AlgebraTeacher Specializing in Algebra
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If the largest sea cucumbers are MORE THAN 10^2 (100) times longer than the smallest sea cucumbers (10), you have to multiply 10x100, which equals 1000.  So the approx. length of the largest sea cucumber is at least 1000 mm.