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 Question from Pat: The directions for a problem are: "Solve the problem, expressing your answer using the correct number of significant figures." Problem 0.0043 divided by 2.04 Answer before using the correct number of significant figures is 0.002107843 Is the correct number of significant figures the number below? 2107843 Pat

Hi Pat,

There is a nice explanation of significant digits on a page in the department of physics at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. According to the information on that page 0.0043 has 2 significant digits and 2.04 has 3 significant digits. How many significant digits are there in $\large \frac{0.0043}{2.04}\normalsize?$ What is the result of this division to the correct number of significant digits?

Penny

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