Use of Appropriate Sig Figs

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Nimrat Brar 1E
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Use of Appropriate Sig Figs

Postby Nimrat Brar 1E » Wed May 02, 2018 3:42 pm

Just to ensure I have this right, if a question were to give us a molecule with 3 sig figs and another with 4 sig figs, the right amount of sig figs to write in the final part of this problem would be 3, correct?

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Re: Use of Appropriate Sig Figs

Postby annie_finneran_1K » Wed May 02, 2018 5:29 pm

yep! always use the least number of sig figs in the given in your final answer :)

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Re: Use of Appropriate Sig Figs

Postby Rebekah Kaufman 1L » Wed May 02, 2018 5:30 pm

You are correct. When given two numbers with different sig figs, you use the smaller sig fig for your own answer.


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