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Sig Figs

  1. Jan 7, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    8.50 * (4.33 - 3)





    3. The attempt at a solution

    8.50 * (4.33 - 3)

    8.50 * (1.33)

    11.305

    I don't know how many sig figs the answer should have, I think it should reflect 1 but I am unsure
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2012 #2

    SammyS

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    Hello maceng7. Welcome to PF !

    According to the strict rules of Sig. Figs., the answer should have only one significant figure. To express 11.305 with only one significant figure, you should use scientific notation.
     
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