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5/13/09 Significant Figures (Precision) Digits from the first nonzero digit on the left to either: The last digit on the right if there is a decimal point The last nonzero digit if there is no decimal point
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5/13/09 Significant Figures (Precision) Multiplication and Division Number of significant figures in the result should be equal to the lowest number of significant figures of any of
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Unformatted text preview: the multiplicands or divisors 3.57 x 4.286 ≠ 15.30102 ( 29 ( 29 426966292 . 318 67 . 2 10 1635 . 10 2 . 5 7 4 ≠ × ×-5/13/09 Significant Figures (Precision) • Addition and Subtraction – The one farthest to the left is the position of the last permissible significant figure of the sum or difference 1530- 2.56 1530 ≠ 1527.44...
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