In Question 3 on last year's Midterm 1 exam, we find 1.769e2
What does this mean and how do I evaluate it?
This is "scientific notation", and it means 1.7692 x 10^2 (i.e., 1.7692 times 10 raised to the 2nd power)
= 176.92
Similarly 3.8e3 = 3.8 x 10^3 = 3800.0