Atlantic Pacific Rule

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Divya Pimparkar 1E
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Atlantic Pacific Rule

Postby Divya Pimparkar 1E » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:27 pm

Hi, I heard about the atlantic pacific rule about sig figs earlier from some of my classmates earlier, but I don't actually understand it.
Can someone explain it?

rachana_korapati3C
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Re: Atlantic Pacific Rule

Postby rachana_korapati3C » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:48 pm

the rule states that if there is an Absence of a decimal point, you start counting from the right side of the number, and if there is a Presence of a decimal point you start counting from the left side of the number to determine how many significant figures there are overall.

Katherine Grillo 1B
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Re: Atlantic Pacific Rule

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:31 am

If there's a decimal point, start counting digits from the left starting with the first non-zero digit. If there isn't a decimal point, start counting digits from the right side starting with the first non-zero digit. Just think of a map: Pacific = left, Atlantic = right.


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