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Steve entered a number in his calculator and erroneously divided the number by 14,236 instead of 14.236. Which of the following is a single operation that Steve could perform on his calculator to correct the error?

Indicate all such operations.

A. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 1000

B. Divide the incorrect quotient by 1000

C. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 10

D. Divide the incorrect quotient by 10

E. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.01

F. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.01

G. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.001

H. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.001

Indicate all such operations.

A. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 1000

B. Divide the incorrect quotient by 1000

C. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 10

D. Divide the incorrect quotient by 10

E. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.01

F. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.01

G. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.001

H. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.001

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Re: Steve entered a number in his calculator and erroneously
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27 Sep 2021, 02:25

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Carcass wrote:

Steve entered a number in his calculator and erroneously divided the number by 14,236 instead of 14.236. Which of the following is a single operation that Steve could perform on his calculator to correct the error?

Indicate all such operations.

A. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 1000

B. Divide the incorrect quotient by 1000

C. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 10

D. Divide the incorrect quotient by 10

E. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.01

F. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.01

G. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.001

H. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.001

Indicate all such operations.

A. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 1000

B. Divide the incorrect quotient by 1000

C. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 10

D. Divide the incorrect quotient by 10

E. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.01

F. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.01

G. Multiply the incorrect quotient by 0.001

H. Divide the incorrect quotient by 0.001

Let \(x \)be the number to be divided by 14.236

Instead of writing\( x/14.236\), Steve wrote \(x/14236\).

The incorrect number is 1000 times larger than the correct number.

To correct the mistake, we have to reverse this operation i.e., divide the number (in the denominator) by 1000 or multiply the denominator by\( 1/1000\) which is equal to 0.001.

\(x/(14236*0.001)\)

Hence option H only.

Re: Steve entered a number in his calculator and erroneously
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Dividing by 14,236 instead of 14.236 means he divided by a number that is 1000 times larger.

Another example is dividing A by 1000 = A/1000

Instead of dividing by 1 = A/1

To correct A/1000 back to A/1, you have to multiply it by 1000 or divide it by 0.001

Hence his solution is 1000 times smaller. To rectify it, he can multiply the quotient by 1000 or divide by 0.001 to rectify it.

A/1000 * 1000 = A/1 = A or

A/1000 divided by 0.001 = A/1000 / 1/1000 = A/1000 * 1000/1 = A/1 = A

Same goes for the error that was made, hence the answers are A and H

Another example is dividing A by 1000 = A/1000

Instead of dividing by 1 = A/1

To correct A/1000 back to A/1, you have to multiply it by 1000 or divide it by 0.001

Hence his solution is 1000 times smaller. To rectify it, he can multiply the quotient by 1000 or divide by 0.001 to rectify it.

A/1000 * 1000 = A/1 = A or

A/1000 divided by 0.001 = A/1000 / 1/1000 = A/1000 * 1000/1 = A/1 = A

Same goes for the error that was made, hence the answers are A and H

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