Do we have to convert final answer to make it simpler?  [ENDORSED]

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Or Fisher 1I
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Do we have to convert final answer to make it simpler?

Postby Or Fisher 1I » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Hello,
I was just wondering if during tests we are going to have to convert to the lowest possible SI unit that our final answer is given in. For example if we get that the wavelength is 551*10^-9 m, do we have to convert it to 551 nm or can we just leave it in the original form in meters? Thanks.

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Re: Do we have to convert final answer to make it simpler?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:27 pm

In meters is fine. I'll comment on this in class.

Eli Esagoff_1I
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Re: Do we have to convert final answer to make it simpler?

Postby Eli Esagoff_1I » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:46 pm

I'm pretty sure either way is fine. The question might specify by asking "how many meters" and then you would put: x 10^-9.

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Re: Do we have to convert final answer to make it simpler?

Postby Mohamad 1J » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:02 pm

I think we just keep it in meters if anything put it in scientific notation.

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Re: Do we have to convert final answer to make it simpler?

Postby fara valdez » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 pm

You should typically put it in meters, however, it is up to the professor on what he may allow.


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