Significant Figures

Significant Figures


Significant figures are a way of showing the precision of a number or group of numbers. They are critically important when reporting scientific data because they provide a clear indication of the measurement precision.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this exercise, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of significant figuresĀ 
  2. Identify significant figures
  3. Add and subtract significant figures
  4. Multiply and divide significant figures
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