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Chapter A, Problem A1.2YT
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Significant Figures in Multiplication and Division

Carry out the following calculation to the correct number of significant figures:

3 .45  ×  0 .2007  ×  0 .867  ×  0 .008/2 .8

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given calculation is to be carried out to the correct number of significant figures.

Concept introduction:

Significant figures are those digits in a number that carry meaning towards the resolution of the measurement.

The digit which is not a zero is significant digit.

If the zero is lies between two non-zero digit then it is a significant digit.

If a zero is placed in left to the non-zero digit then it is not a significant digit.

If a zero is placed in right to the last non-zero digit in a decimal then it is a significant

Explanation of Solution

Given information: The given calculation is as follows:

3.45×0.2007×0.867×0.0082.8.

The solution of the given calculation is as follow:

(3.45×0.2007×0.867×0.0082

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