   Chapter 1.5, Problem 1.2CC General Chemistry - Standalone boo...

11th Edition
Steven D. Gammon + 7 others
ISBN: 9781305580343

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Chapter
Section General Chemistry - Standalone boo...

11th Edition
Steven D. Gammon + 7 others
ISBN: 9781305580343
Textbook Problem

a. When you report your weight to someone, how many significant figures do you typically use? b. What is your weight with two significant figures? c. Indicate your weight and the number of significant figures you would obtain if you weighed yourself on a truck scale that can measure in 50 kg or 100 lb increments.

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

How you report the weight to someone with the significant figures.

Concept Introduction:

Significant figures are the digits present in the measured number which include all the certain digits along with a final digit that has some uncertainity.

Explanation

If a person weighs lesser than 100 pounds, two significant figures are typically used...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The weight has to be given with two significant figures.

Concept Introduction:

Significant figures are the digits present in the measured number which include all the certain digits along with a final digit that has some uncertainity.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The weight of human has to be given with significant figures if it is weighed on a truck scale that measure 50kg or 100lb increments.

Concept Introduction:

Significant figures are the digits present in the measured number which include all the certain digits along with a final digit that has some uncertainity.

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