# Thread: dividing significant figures

40.8/5.05

2. ## Re: dividing significant figures

Originally Posted by Louisana1
40.8/5.05
what do your notes say regarding multiplication and division?

3. ## Re: dividing significant figures

How many significant figures does "40.8" have? What about "5.05"?

The number of significant figures in the result of any calculation is the same as the [b]fewest[b] significant figures in any number in the calculation.