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Chapter A, Problem A1.3YT
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Significant Figures in Addition and Subtraction

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

4.342 + 2.8703 + 7.88 2.5

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

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

Concept introduction:

Significant digits are those digits in a number that carries 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 digit.

Explanation of Solution

Given information: The given calculation is as:

4.342+2.8703+7.882.5.

The solution of the given calculation is as follows:

4.342+2.8703+7.882

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