What would you like to do?
You're asked to find the area of a room that's 4.56 m long and 5.668 m wide How many significant figures should you show in your answer?
3 significant figures. The rule is that the number of digits in your answer should not exceed the lowest number of digits of all the values used to derive the answer.
It makes the calculation more accurate.
Probably 3 but you could get away with 2 so 62.6 or 63, if it is unspecified.
It depends on the number of significant figures from two numbers you are multiplying. But when multiplying you use the same number of significant figures from the numbers you …are multiplying with the LEAST number of significant figures. Example: 92,873.239 * 2 = 200,000 (because the number 2 has only 1 significant figure even tho 92,873.239 has 8 significant figures your answer still only has 1 significant figure)
No, just one.
you take the lowest significant figure in the equation and that is the sig fig of your answer
Four. When the decimal point is expressed, trailing zeros are significant. Leading zeros are never significant.
There are 3 sig figs becasue when you multiply two numbers you take the same number of sig figs as the multiple with the fewest sig figs. 0.280 and 3.70 both have 3 sig figs.
When multiplying and dividing measured quantities the number of significant figures in the result should be equal to the number of significant figures in what?
The number of significant figures should be equal to the significant figures in the least precise measurement.
2. The least number of significant figures in any number of the problem determines the number of significant figures in the answer.
4 significant figures.
125 m in two significant figures is: 120 m
How do you decide how many significant figures the answer should have when you are adding and subtracting?
The least number of significant figures in any number of the problem determines the number of significant figures in the answer.
Two significant figures the measurment 0.0255 g should be reported as 0.026g