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Question from david, a parent:

4.6 quadrillion divided by 65,000,000

Hi David,

The value of a quadrillion is not the same in every part of the world. Look at or note Billions and more! Since you are in the US a quadrillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000 and thus 4.6 quadrillion is 4,600,000,000,000,000. Write 65,000,000 divided by 4.6 quadrillion, cancel six zeros from the numerator and denominator and then perform the division.


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