MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# In 2010, the national debt of the United States was about 14 trillion dollars. In 2003 it was about 7 x 10 to the 12 dollars. About how many times larger was the national debt in 2010 than 2003? THIS IS SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

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Okay. 10^12 is 1 trillion. 1 trillion * 7 is 7 trillion. 14 trillion / 7 trillion is 2. The national debt in 2010 is two times larger than in 2003. So that basically means that the national debt doubled from 2003 to 2010.