Thursday, September 4, 2008

Total land surface area

Our book is defining "squashed up" to be 1 square foot of space per person. Personally, I feel like that is way to close to get to someone. However, using that definition, we calculated that the population of a "squashed up" earth would be 1.6x10^15 people or 1.6 quadrillion people. That's alot of people.
We talked about using scientific notation to help us look at very big numbers, like a sextillion or a quattuordecillion.
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