When to Apply Sig Figs  [ENDORSED]

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Gina_Chiarolla_3C
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When to Apply Sig Figs

Postby Gina_Chiarolla_3C » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:18 pm

For all problems in general, should we be using the number of sig figs that the problem requires throughout the problem? Or should we be using all sig figs until the end of the problem and then a cut down or round to the correct about of sig figs at the end of the problem?

Aditya Mamtora 2C
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Re: When to Apply Sig Figs  [ENDORSED]

Postby Aditya Mamtora 2C » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:08 pm

To maintain the most accurate results, we should only round off our sig figs at the end of the problem.

Jocelyn Sandoval 3B
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Re: When to Apply Sig Figs

Postby Jocelyn Sandoval 3B » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:42 pm

Also, to check if you have the right amount of sig figs, you can look at the number of sig figs that the problem started with.


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