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Calculate variance of 34.1, 35.6, 35.8, 34.3, 32.9, 33.7

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

A set of numbers: 34.1, 35.6, 35.8, 34.3, 32.9, 33.7

I have calculated the variance to be = 0.208

Would it be better to quote to three sig fig as I have done. This being the number of sig fig of the numbers in the set.

Or should I quote it as 0.2, this being the same number of decimal places of the numbers in the set.

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Sig fig or decimal places for variance?

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