Dear forum members, forgive me if the post is out of place, but I am really lost with this subject. I am told that when writing my lab reports I should report the measurements to the same number of significant figures and decimal places, and sometimes I find these two things contradictory. For example, if I have two measurements, let's say 0.044 meters and 0.12 meters, they both have the same number of significant figures(2), but a different number of decimal places. Then again if I round the first measurement to 0.04 it will have only one significant figure whereas the second measurement will have two. Am I just misunderstanding this whole thing or where am I going wrong? Please help me. Any help is much appreciated.