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    significant figures

    can anyone help me put 0.002479 to 4 significant figures in scientific notation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud-willow View Post
    can anyone help me put 0.002479 to 4 significant figures in scientific notation?
    0.002479=2.479 \times 10^{-3}
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    thats what I thought! but the test said it was wrong. Maybe I typed it in wrong... I'll try it again but its my last go so hopefully its right!
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    oh god it was 0.002479562 ... it needed to be rounded up to 2.480 x 10 to the power of -3

    how do you write to the power of on the computer?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud-willow View Post
    oh god it was 0.002479562 ... it needed to be rounded up to 2.480 x 10 to the power of -3

    how do you write to the power of on the computer?

    thanks
    ^ = to the power of

    10^2 = 100 for example
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