Sig Figs

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Nare Arakelian Dis 3E
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Sig Figs

Postby Nare Arakelian Dis 3E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:39 pm

It's never been explicitly expressed, so I'm assuming that sig figs won't have any effect on grading on the test, but maybe I just missed when they said that. Are sig figs taken into account with points when grading?

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Re: Sig Figs

Postby katrinawong3d » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:41 pm

It depends on the TA grading your test. Some are more lenient with sig figs while others aren't.

Celena Kim 2I
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Celena Kim 2I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:03 am

Some TAs don't really care about sig figs but they do say that it is best to practice having the right sig figs now since you'll eventually need to in the future.

Jasmine Fendi 1D
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Jasmine Fendi 1D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:25 am

Always make sure you have the right sig figs to be safe :)

Ashley Kim 3F
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Ashley Kim 3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:38 am

It can't hurt to always use the correct amount of sig figs when indicating answers on an exam!

Leyna Dang 2H
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Leyna Dang 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:26 am

Honestly I think it depends on your TA, but just to be safe you should use the right number of sig figs.

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Re: Sig Figs

Postby 805373590 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:04 pm

you can lose 1-2 points for the wrong number of sig figs.

Kendra Barreras 3E
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Kendra Barreras 3E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:41 pm

Using the correct number of sig figs could never hurt but I would assume that if you don't the loss of points would be minimal.

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