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## Homework Statement

The density of an object is found to be 976 g/L based on mass of 976 +/- 5g and volume of 1 +/- 0.01L.

Determine the error in the density using extreme values (upper limit of mass divided by lower limit of volume, etc)

## Homework Equations

I'm having difficulty determining how to factor in significant figures here.

Use D = M / V

## The Attempt at a Solution

Upper limit = (976 + 5) / (1 - 0.01)

Lower limit = (976 - 5) / (1 + 0.01)

My reasoning: since the numerator result has 3 significant figures, and the denominator has 1 significant figure (since 1 only has 1sigfig), the resultant densities have 1 sigfig. But this seems to cut off too many figures.