1. 
If the ratio of pyramidal nanoparticles to cubic nanoparticles is 12 to 7, how many cubic nanoparticles will there be in a population of 4.43 x 10^{6} nanoparticles?


2. 
Emma is grinding a part for a spacecraft to be sent on a mission to mars. The part must be very precise. Right now it is oversized by 2.56 x 10^{5} inches. If she makes two passes with the grinding machine and takes off half the required amount each time, how much will be ground off on each pass?


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4. 
With the help of Mr. Bloop, some middle school students measured the growth rate of a fungus. An old fashioned (but still useful) apparatus called a race tube was used. A small piece of the fungus was placed at one end of a long tube that had a layer of growth medium filling it about half way. Then the distance the fungus grew down the tube was measured each day. At the end of four weeks the fungus had advanced 39 cm along the tube. What was the average speed of advance of the fungus in m/s? Express your answer using scientific notation.


5. 
If 7.1 x 10^{9} pieces of sand are combined with 3.6 x 10^{9} pieces of sand, how many pieces of sand are there all together?


6. 
Many small algae are approximately spherical in shape. Professor Glump has made it his life's work to catalog and compare all the spherical algae in the world. He is studying two newly discovered species that differ in diameter by a 1.6 x 10^{5} m. If the larger of the two species has an average diameter of 0.00055 m, what is the average diameter of the smaller species? Express your answer using scientific notation.

