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Sig figs and percentages

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:15 pm
by Fionna Shue 4L
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?

Re: Sig figs and percentages

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:17 pm
by rachana_korapati3C
No, percentages do not count at sig figs.

Re: Sig figs and percentages

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:19 pm
by Carine Tamamian 2B
Percentages do not count as sig figs. In your example, the answer would have the least number of sig figs, which is 2.

Re: Sig figs and percentages

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:23 pm
by Akhil Paladugu 3G
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.