Problem: In the year 2012, an estimated amount of 31.6 billion metric tons (1 metric ton = 1000 kg) of carbon dioxide (CO2) was emitted worldwide due to fossil fuel combustion and cement production. Express this mass of CO2 in grams without exponential notation, using an appropriate metric prefix.

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We are asked to express the mass of CO2 in grams without exponential notation, using an appropriate metric prefix.

Recall:

1 metric ton = 1000 kg

1 kg = 103 g

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In the year 2012, an estimated amount of 31.6 billion metric tons (1 metric ton = 1000 kg) of carbon dioxide (CO2) was emitted worldwide due to fossil fuel combustion and cement production. Express this mass of CO2 in grams without exponential notation, using an appropriate metric prefix.