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Significant figures

  1. Feb 2, 2008 #1
    Hi everyone,

    Can someone please help me with this problem?

    The problem says:

    A parking lot is 115 ft by 200 ft. Find the area in m2

    My attempt:

    1m=3.281 ft

    So (115 ft)(1m/3.281ft)=35.1m

    (200ft)(1m/3.281ft)=70.0m

    A=(35.1m)(70.0m)
    A=2457m2=2.46X10^3m^2

    Thank you very much
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 2, 2008 #2
    200/3.281 = 61.0, not 70.

    Also watch out for round-off errors.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2008 #3
    Thank you very much

    Does 2.14 X 10^3 m^2 look right?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2008 #4
    Yup:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=(115+feet+*+200+feet)+in+meters^2
     
  6. Feb 2, 2008 #5
    Thank you very much

    Regards
     
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