Sig Figs

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amesbruin1L
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Sig Figs

Postby amesbruin1L » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:01 pm

Do you guys think that if we're off by one sig fig the question will be counted as wrong on the test? I know that we should be pretty precise and constant with the # of sig figs because he'll be giving us all the same periodic table but do you think we'd be given partial credit?

WilliamNguyen_4L
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby WilliamNguyen_4L » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:21 pm

Yes, in my high school my teacher did not tolerate wrong sig figs. However, I don't think that no credit will be given at all. I think partial credit will be given.

Brianna Brockman 1F
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Brianna Brockman 1F » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:27 pm

I think he might dock partial credit, but I doubt he'll significantly ding us. I took Chem 20a last year (long story) and my professor made no attempt to even teach us about sig figs or worry about it lol. Just try to be consistent.

Karan Thaker 2L
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Karan Thaker 2L » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:57 am

Ya he said he'd give us partial credit, and my TA said she would take some points off for errors in significant figures. My TA seemed somewhat lenient about it but still follow it correctly if you don't want to lose any points.


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