significant figures

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significant figures

Postby 505166714 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm

what if I want to round 14.996 to the nearest hundredth? what result will I get?

Fanny Lee 2K
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Re: significant figures

Postby Fanny Lee 2K » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:46 pm

Your result will be 15.00

-Hope this helps :)

Nick Bazett 1F
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Re: significant figures

Postby Nick Bazett 1F » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:55 pm

If the rounding after the decimal is 5, you round to the nearest even number. Ex: 3.45, 3.4.... 3.55,3.6.

Roberto Gonzalez 1L
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Re: significant figures

Postby Roberto Gonzalez 1L » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:39 am

Lets say I'm multiplying a value like (225.099) times a constant such as the speed of light (3.00x10^8). Do I simply use three significant figures because of the constant?

Shundeen Martinez 1D
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Re: significant figures

Postby Shundeen Martinez 1D » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:13 am

Yes, you use 3 sig figs in that situation.

Akhil Paladugu 3G
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Re: significant figures

Postby Akhil Paladugu 3G » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:18 am

Ive always been told to match the significant figures of my answer with the lowest sig figs given in the problem that is not a constant/converstion factor


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