Thursday

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Posted by **Steven** on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 12:03am.

So a basic problem:

What is x= a+b+c?

given that:

a= 100.7 +/- 0.05

b= 0.61 +/- 0.005

c=226 +/- 0.5

OK. My question is the following:

I understand the answer is

x = 327.31 +/- 0.5025186564...

HOWEVER, I have no idea how the sig figs go.

Do I treat each part "seperately?" And by part, I mean the thing before the +/- and the thing after. If I do that, then the part before is 327 and the thing after is 0.5..... is my answer than 327 +/- 0.5??? It looks incorrect :(

- Propagation of error and sig. figs -
**Steven**, Friday, January 22, 2010 at 12:05amTo summarize my messy post, I am unsure how to write my final answer

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Physics Sig Figs - When you are multiplying two numbers, how do you determine ...

Beginning Chemistry - I am really confused weith sig. figs. and it would really ...

How many sig figs? - For this question: what is the boiling point of 0.39 mol ...

sig figs - I am having trouble with my sig figs Many scientific data are ...

How many sig figs? - An equilibrium mixture of the following reaction was found ...

chemistry - for a manometer flask diagram, if ha = 134 mm, how do I convert to ...

sig figs - how do you round 0.009934 to two sig figs? would it be .010? or would...

SIG FIGS - How many significant figures does 22.0, 0.22, 22. , 0.022? Im just ...

Chemisty (Sig Figs) - 1.20 Mm to kilometers its 1200 but when I put it in it ...

Math - What is the difference between the measured values of 1.05m and 1.050m? ...