Compare the following pair of numbers.

(i) 2.5 x 103 and 3.5 x 102

(ii) 25 and 52

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

(i) 2.5 x 103 and 3.5 x 102

Or, 2.5 x 1000 and 3.5 x 100

Or, 2500 and 350

Clearly, 2500 > 350

Therefore, 2.5 x 103 > 3.5 x 102

(ii) 25 and 52

Or, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 and 5 x 5

Or, 32 and 25

Clearly, 32 > 25

Therefore, 25 > 52

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM