# The outside dimensions of a cylindrical soda can are reported as 12.559 cm for the diameter and 5.62 cm for the height. (a) How many significant figures will the total outside area have: (1) two, (2) three, (3) four, or (4) five? Why? (b) What is the total outside surface area of the can in square meters?

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The outside dimensions of a cylindrical soda can are reported as 12.559 cm for the diameter and 5.62 cm for the height. (a) How many significant figures will the total outside area have: (1) two, (2) three, (3) four, or (4) five? Why? (b) What is the total outside surface area of the can in square meters?

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Given:

Step 2

(a) As the height of the cylinder has least number of significant digits i.e. three

So final answer will also contain three significant digits.

Option 2 is correct.

Step 3

(b) To calculate total outsid...

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