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Significant Figures

What do you write? 6.2 5.45

What do you write? 6.2 = 1.1376146… 5.45

Precision - Accuracy -

Precision - how exact a measurement it Accuracy -

Precision - how exact a measurement it Accuracy - how close the measurement is to the true value

Precision - how exact a measurement it Accuracy - how close the measurement is to the true value

Precision - how exact a measurement it Accuracy - how close the measurement is to the true value

Significant Figure

The digits in a measurement that you know with certainty

Significant Figure The digits in a measurement that you know with certainty Includes one “doubtful digit”

Rules for Counting Significant Figures 1. All non-zero digits are significant. Example: 123.7 has 4 significant figures 2. All zeros between non-zero digits are significant. Example: 1207 has 4 sig. figs., 120.007 has 6 sig. figs. 3. All zeros at the left of the number are NOT significant. Example: 0.00032 has 2 sig. figs, 0.03 has 1 sig. fig. 4. When zeros are at the right of the number: a) If there is no decimal, the zeros are NOT significant. Example: 300 has 1 sig. fig., 25400 has 3 sig. figs. b) If there is a decimal, the zeros ARE significant. Example: 60.0 has 3 sig. figs., 0.00045300 has 5 sig. figs. (the 4 zeros at the left of the number do not count, but the 2 zeros at the right of the number do count).

Rules for calculating with sig. figs.

multiply/divide 6.2 = 1.1376146… 5.45

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. multiply/divide 6.2 = 1.1376146… 5.45 1.Count the number of sig. figs. in each measurement

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. multiply/divide 6.2 = 1.1376146… 5.45 1.Count the number of sig. figs. in each measurement 2.The answer has as many as the least precise measurement (fewest)

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. multiply/divide 6.2 = 1.1376146… 5.45 1.Count the number of sig. figs. in each measurement 2.The answer has as many as the least precise measurement (fewest) 3.Use the last digit dropped to round

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. multiply/divide 6.2 = 1.1 5.45 1.Count the number of sig. figs. in each measurement 2.The answer has as many as the least precise measurement (fewest) 3.Use the last digit dropped to round

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. add/subtract 14.3 + 220.75 235.05

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. add/subtract 14.3 + 220.75 235.05 1.Keep everything to the left of the decimal

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. add/subtract 14.3 + 220.75 235.05 1.Keep everything to the left of the decimal 2.Keep only the places in common to the right of the decimal

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. add/subtract 14.3 + 220.75 235.05 1.Keep everything to the left of the decimal 2.Keep only the places in common to the right of the decimal 3.Use the last digit dropped to round

Rules for calculating with sig. figs. add/subtract 14.3 + 220.75 235.05 = 235.1 1.Keep everything to the left of the decimal 2.Keep only the places in common to the right of the decimal 3.Use the last digit dropped to round

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