Sig figs and percentages

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Fionna Shue 4L
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Sig figs and percentages

Postby Fionna Shue 4L » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:15 pm

Do percentages count as sig figs? For example, if we were to find 25% of 10.6, would the answer have 3 sig figs or 2?

rachana_korapati3C
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Re: Sig figs and percentages

Postby rachana_korapati3C » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:17 pm

No, percentages do not count at sig figs.

Carine Tamamian 2B
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Re: Sig figs and percentages

Postby Carine Tamamian 2B » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:19 pm

Percentages do not count as sig figs. In your example, the answer would have the least number of sig figs, which is 2.

Akhil Paladugu 3G
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Re: Sig figs and percentages

Postby Akhil Paladugu 3G » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:23 pm

Percentages that are given do not count as sig figs as there is no uncertainty in the measurement. Therefore you wouldnt consder it when determining the number of sig figs in your answer.


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