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Are significant figures relevant in temperature?

ex: (-459 *F - 32 *F)(5 *C/ 9 *F) =
-272.78 *C

So would I leave my answer as -272.78 *C? or -273 *C because of significant figures?

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    I would put -273, since 459 has only 3 significant digits.

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