Rounding  [ENDORSED]

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altaing
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Rounding

Postby altaing » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:42 pm

How would you round 0.00483 to two significant figures?

Rachel Min
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Re: Rounding  [ENDORSED]

Postby Rachel Min » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 pm

It would be 0.0048 since the two zeroes after the decimal but before the 48 do not count as sig figs. Hope this helps!

Remi Lathrop 1G
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Re: Rounding

Postby Remi Lathrop 1G » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:32 am

I believe you could also write this number as 4.8 x 10^-3 and still have 2 sig figs, just as another option


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