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It means that when you multiply or divide given numbers you have to base the sig figs on the measured numbers that were given to you. You can never be more accurate than the measurements given/the measuring tools you use, so you can't have more sig figs in your answer (when multiplying/dividing) than in the givens.
I think this means that you don't use the integer value as your lowest number of sig figs. For example, if you are multiplying 3 by 5.5, you would look at 5.5 which has 2 sig figs, and not the 3 which only has one. Hope this helps!
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