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Unformatted text preview: 0.000123 3 sig figs 4. Terminal zeros before the decimal point are ambiguous. 12300 3-5 sig figs? 5. Terminal zeros after the decimal are significant. 12.300 5 sig figs Calculations and Sig Figs 1. The result of multiplication and division has as many sig figs as the quantity with the fewest sig figs. 123 x 12,345 = 1.52x10 6 2. The result of adding or subtracting has as many digits after the decimal as the quantity with the fewest significant digits after the decimal. 12.345 – 1.23 = 11.12...
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- Fall '09
- Addition, Elementary arithmetic, Sig Figs