Significant Figures Rules

Significant Figures Rules - precisely known quantity in the...

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RULES FOR SIGNIFICANT FIGURES 1. All nonzero digits are significant. 2. Zeroes preceding the decimal point or following the decimal point and preceding the first non-zero digit are not significant. 3. Result of multiplication or division may contain only as many significant figures as the least
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Unformatted text preview: precisely known quantity in the calculation. 4. Result of addition and subtraction must have the same number of digits beyond the decimal point as the quantity carrying the smallest number of such digits. 5. Exact numbers have unlimited number of significant figures...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2008 for the course CHEM 2070 taught by Professor Chirik,p during the Fall '05 term at Cornell.

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