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Unformatted text preview: know that the measurement is accurate to 0.0001 g and contains 3 significant figures. Significant Figures in Operations When making calculations, significant figures become very important. You must always be careful to remember how many significant figures your separate values have. The rules governing addition and subtraction, and those governing multiplication and division are a little different. Addition and Subtraction of Significant Figures Addition and subtraction of significant figures follows a simple rule: The final value must have only as many decimals as the original value with the least number of decimal places....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course CHEM ch 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.
- Fall '10