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### Does temperature count for sig figs?

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:26 pm
On quiz problems that say 25C, I've always thought the final answer should have 2 sig figs. I have seen some discrepancies and wanted some clarification.

### Re: Does temperature count for sig figs?  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:38 pm
If you use temperature in your calculations, then yes, it does affect sig figs. If you don't use temperature in your calculations, then it doesn't affect sig figs.

### Re: Does temperature count for sig figs?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Assuming you use temperature in your calculations, it does count for sig figs because it is a measurement. In general, anything you measure that does not have 100% accuracy counts for sig figs and any exact values, like conversion factors, do not count for sig figs.

### Re: Does temperature count for sig figs?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:02 pm
yes all values incorporated into your calculations count for sig figs

### Re: Does temperature count for sig figs?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Generally, if temperature is part of the values in your calculation, yes.