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Significant figures

  1. Feb 1, 2006 #1
    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??

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 1, 2006 #2
    keep the same number of sig figs
     
  4. Feb 1, 2006 #3
    So it would be 0.4349 cm because 0.4349 cm and 43.49 m have 4 sig figs?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2006 #4
    I believe you must keep the same number of significant figures. So yes, it would be 4349.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2006 #5
    ok thanks:smile:
     
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