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Perform the following operation and express the answer in scientific notation.

3.60x10^-12 + 3.60x10^-11

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3.60X10^-12 is equal to 0.360X10^-11 (move decimal one place left)
 
Now you can add 3.60X10^-11 and 0.360X10^-11:
 
3.60X10^-11 + 0.360X10^-11 = 3.96X10^-11
 
You're really just adding 3.60 to 0.36 since the "X10^-11" is the same for both.