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Homework Help: Should you always apply the rules of significant figures?

  1. Jun 16, 2007 #1
    Should you apply the rules of significant figures when you are doing any kind of physics, chemistry, or mathematics computation? Like, for example if you are doing homework problems in your text book, should you still follow the sig fig rules or should you only apply them in labs and measurements?
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  3. Jun 16, 2007 #2


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    For physics and chemistry, you should be using significant figures in your homework problems too. Why wouldn't you?
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