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error in Rounding and Significant Digits?  TOPIC_SOLVED

The question is written thusly: Round 0.07284 to four, three, and two significant digits: 0.07284 (four significant digits) 0.0728 (three significant digits) 0.073 (two significant digits) THe rules are: 1) All nonzero digits are significant. 2) All zeroes between significant digits are significant....
by bellefonte
on Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Pre-Algebra
Topic: error in Rounding and Significant Digits?
Replies: 3
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Re: error in Rounding and Significant Digits?  TOPIC_SOLVED

and again, this same issue appears later in the lesson. It is written thusly: Find the product of 0.00435 and 4.6 to the appropriate number of digits. First I multiply: 0.00435 × 4.6 = 0.02001 Looking at the original numbers, I see that 4.6 has only two significant digits, so I will have to round 0....
by bellefonte
on Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Pre-Algebra
Topic: error in Rounding and Significant Digits?
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

Re: error in Rounding and Significant Digits?  TOPIC_SOLVED

ahh, ok. i thought the "and" was inclusive, not a requirement. Gotcha, thanks!
by bellefonte
on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:24 am
 
Forum: Pre-Algebra
Topic: error in Rounding and Significant Digits?
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

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