Significant figures

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If I measured something to be 43.49 centimeters with a meter stick and I wanted to convert that into meters, would it become 0.4349 cm or 0.43 cm??

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keep the same number of sig figs
 
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andrewchang said:
keep the same number of sig figs

So it would be 0.4349 cm because 0.4349 cm and 43.49 m have 4 sig figs?
 
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Shay10825 said:
So it would be 0.4349 cm because 0.4349 cm and 43.49 m have 4 sig figs?

I believe you must keep the same number of significant figures. So yes, it would be 4349.
 
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ok thanks:smile:
 

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