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Problem: Compute 4.659×104 − 2.14×104. Round the answer appropriately. Express your answer as an integer using the proper number of significant figures (e.g. 12300).

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Given: 4.659 x 104− 2.14 x 104

• Both have the same base and exponent Can be subtracted easily

• For addition/subtraction: # of sig. figs = lowest # of decimal places

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Compute 4.659×10− 2.14×104. Round the answer appropriately. Express your answer as an integer using the proper number of significant figures (e.g. 12300).

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