# An earthquake with a reading of 7.0 on the Richter scale releases ten times as much energy as an earthquake?

Apr 03, 2010
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Earthquake Questions

An earthquake with a reading of 7.0 on the Richter scale releases ten times as much energy as an earthquake that registers 6.0 on the scale. If x represents the amount of energy released by a 6.0 earthquake, write an expression for the amount of energy released by a 7.0 earthquake.

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♥ Iran ∞ نوروز خجسته on April 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm

An earthquake with a reading of 7.0 on the Richter scale releases (10^1.5) times as much energy as an earthquake that registers 6.0 on the scale

The amount of energy released by a 7.0 earthquake is 31.6x