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Homework Help: How many digits to use in calculations.

  1. Sep 27, 2006 #1
    Nevermind, but thanks Chi Meson. I was not calculating correctly... Sorry :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2006
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  3. Sep 27, 2006 #2

    Chi Meson

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    First question: what is the date that this book was printed? If it is really old, the problems may have been solved using a slide rule. I doubt this is the case.

    Anyway, carrying 20+digits through your calculations will make no difference from using 6.

    How long is Io's orbit anyway? what percentage is 1 day to the full orbit?
     
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