Significant figures

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Sean Kang 1F
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Significant figures

Postby Sean Kang 1F » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:08 pm

Do we measure Significant figures only at the end of a problem?

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Re: Significant figures

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:33 pm

Yes, you should not round numbers using sig figs until you reach your final answer so that you have the most accurate answer.

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Re: Significant figures

Postby Michael Park » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:20 pm

Techincally, yes. You should not be rounding using sig figs during your calculations to get the most accurate answer. Once you have a final answer, then use sig figs.

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Re: Significant figures

Postby Sollie1G » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:42 pm

When will we be going over sig figs?

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Re: Significant figures

Postby AshleyLamba1H » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:14 am

If you go to the class website there is a page with more information called "Everything you want to know about significant figures," under the Math Assistance tab. You might find that helpful.


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