How to determine Sig figs?  [ENDORSED]

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Emmy Son 4f
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How to determine Sig figs?

Postby Emmy Son 4f » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:47 pm

How do you know how many significant numbers should be in the final answer?

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Re: How to determine Sig figs?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:47 pm

Look at the data given to you.

Lindsey Lill
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Re: How to determine Sig figs?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Lindsey Lill » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:59 am

For adding and subtracting: the number with the LEAST significant figures after the decimal point is the number of significant figures you can have.

For multiplying and dividing: the number with the LEAST significant figures in the entire number is the number of significant figures you can have.

Hope this helps!

For more information: http://chemistry.bd.psu.edu/jircitano/sigfigs.html

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Re: How to determine Sig figs?

Postby Prat3010 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:44 am

Thank you so much! I had the same problem,but this was extremely helpful


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