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Significant Digits
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Significant Digits Significant figures are extremely important when reporting a numerical value. The number of significant figures used indicates the confidence (certainty) of that value.
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Significant Digits How many? Number known to: Number of sig. figures 1 2 3 4 etc. 1 part per 10 1 part per 100 1 part per 1000 1 part per 10000 etc.
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Significant Digits A significant figure is an accurate digit although the last digit is accepted to have some error. If length = 7.58 cm The number of significant figures does not include zeros required to place decimal points. Slight error exact exact
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Significant Digits Significant digits allow us to systematically express a degree of confidence in a number. A significant digit or figure is any digit used in a number except: Zeros that are used to locate the decimal point, such as: 0.05 0.0003 0.002300 Zeros that do not have any nonzero digits on their left, such as: 0.5 0.515 0.25
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