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    dividing significant figures

    40.8/5.05
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    Re: dividing significant figures

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