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10-78.

The probability of being struck by lightening in the United States is $0.000032\%$, while the probability of winning the grand prize in a certain lottery is $6.278 × 10^{−7}$ percent. Which event is more likely to happen? Explain your reasoning, including how you rewrote the numbers to compare them.

Rewrite the probability of bring struck by lightning in scientific notation.

$3.2 × 10^{-5}$
How does this compare to the probability of winning the lottery?

The probability of being struck by lightning is higher than the probability of winning the lottery.