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The population of a town is given in scientific notation 1.75 x 10^4. Choose the one option giving the population together with the implied error bound.

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A. 1750, with an error bound of 0.005

B 1750, with an error bound of 5.

C. 1750, with an error bound of 50

D. Seventeen and a half thousand with an error bound of 5.

E. Seventeen and a half thousand with an error bound of 50.

F. Seventeen and a half thousand with an error bound of 500.

G. One and three-quarter million, with an error bound of 5000.

H. One and three- quarter million, with an error bound of 50 000.

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