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Unformatted text preview: calculator gives is 82.34233. .. However this has 7 significant figures and none of the measurements were this accurate. In fact, we must reduce the answer to only two significant figures, since that's how many 22 has. The answer, K, must be truncated to 82 ml C/g to reflect the 2 significant figures in the D value. Problem : Silver has a density of 10.5 g/mL at 25 C. What is the mass of 16 mL of silver? However if 16 mL was a measured value, it has only 2 significant figures. Therefore the final answer must be 170 g. Since there is ambiguity as to whether the final zero here is significant or not, the answer is best expressed: 1.7 x 102 g....
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