Orders of Magnitude
Example 1: Ajay, Akshay and Saroj cover a distance of , 33500 m and
290 hactometre respectively in an hour. Who has the maximum speed?
Solution. Distance covered by Ajay = 67 × 1000 m = 33500 m
Distance covered by Akshay = 33500 m
Distance covered by Saroj = 290 hactometre = 290 × 100 m = 29000 m
Since, distance covered by Ajay and Akshay are maximum and equal. Hence, Ajay
and Akshay have maximum speed.