Simplified Rules for Significant Figures

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Unformatted text preview: figures
for
multiplications
and
divisions:
 The
number
of
significant
figures
in
the
result
of
a
multiplication
or
a
 division
is
equal
to
the
number
of
significant
figures
of
the
number
with
the
 least
significant
figures
(count
the
number
of
significant
figures
for
each
 number!).
 For
example:
 15.4
x
2
=
30.8
and
should
be
given
as
30
(rounded
...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course CHEM 3615 taught by Professor Aresker during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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