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9.74 X 10^7

I am assuming that you divide 9.7 by 9.74 and that answer would be times 10^3

so... 9.7/9.74 = .99589... X 10^3

so... 9.9 X 10^4 but...the answer needs to be rounded to the nearest whole number. The nearest whole number is 10, but the number is supposed to be between 1 and 9. Would 9 be the nearest whole number? or would it be 1 X 10^(3 or 5?)

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