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Which measurement would be least likely to be written in scientific notation: the thickness of a dog hair, the radius of a period on this page, the ounces in a cup of milk? Explain your reasoning.

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A number is written in scientific notation if it is very small or very large. Both the thickness of a dog hair and the radius of a period on this page are very small numbers so they are usually written in scientific notation. So, the least likely to be written in scientific notation is the ounces in a cup of milk which simply gives us a whole number of 8 ounces in a cup.

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