# How does Significant Figures work? If i had a number: 1,007,000 is that with 4 sig figs or 7 sig figs? I checked 5 different resources and gotten conflicting answers. Help! The answer will depend on what's being measured and

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1. ## chemistry

Suppose you are asked to find the area of a rectangle that is 2.1-cm \rm cm wide by 5.6-cm \rm cm long. Your calculator answer would be 11.76 cm 2 \rm cm^2 . Now suppose you are asked to enter the answer to two significant figures. (Note that if you do not

2. ## math/chem significant figures

Which of the answers for the following conversions contains the correct number of significant figures? A)2.543 m x 39.4in/1m=100.1924in B)2 L x 1.06qt/1L=2.12 qt C)24.95 min x 1hr/60 min=0.4158 hr D)12.0 ft x 12in/1ft x 2.54cm/1in=370cm E)24.0 kg x

3. ## physics

You pick up a 3.2 kg can of paint from the ground and lift it to a height of 1.4 m . Part A How much work do you do on the can of paint? Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units. Part B You hold the can stationary

4. ## Math

Find the largest angle for which sine and tangent agree to within two significant figures. Express your answer using two significant figures. Answer in radians ?_?

5. ## SIG FIGS

How many significant figures does 22.0, 0.22, 22. , 0.022? Im just confused as to the decimal addition to numbers and what the sig figs will be for them. If you don't mind can you please state some rules for sig figs that are helpful and some confusing

6. ## Math

Rounding to significant figures 99.98 to 3 significant figures Can it apply to this number as if I round to 100 this is one significant figure or we keep it as 99.9. Please clarify And same number to 2 sig figure Will it be 100? Or it stays 99 Round to 1

7. ## chemistry

Liquid hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent in many rocket fuel mixtures, releases oxygen gas on decomposition. 2 H2O2(l) 2 H2O(l) + O2(g) Hrxn = -196.1 kJ How much heat is released when 529 kg H2O2 decomposes? ( ......... ) KJ *note ..watch sig figs . my

8. ## physics

2. A car accelerates uniformly from +10.0 m/s to +40.0 m/s over a distance of 125 m. How long did it take to go that distance? Show all your work, including the equation used, given and unknown quantities, and any algebra required. Make sure your answer

9. ## Mathematics

When I round 6396 to 3 significant figures, I get 6400. I was double checking my work and used scientific notation for 6400, which is 6.4*10³, but when I counted the significant figures in scientific notation, I only get 2, which are 6 and 4, but there

10. ## physics

Find the direction and magnitude of the following vectors. A⃗ =( 22 m )x^+( -15 m )y^ Express your answer in degrees using three significant figures. θA = Part B Express your answer in meters using two significant figures. |A⃗ | = m Part C B⃗ =( 2.5

11. ## physics online

Assuming that Albertine's mass is 60.0 , what is , the coefficient of kinetic friction between the chair and the waxed floor? Use = 9.80 for the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity. Assume that the value of found in Part A has three significant

12. ## chemistry

Consider a sample of 10.0 g of the gaseous hydrocarbon C2H6 to answer the following question: How many carbon atoms are present in a 10.0 g sample? (The question is asking for the number of carbons in the sample, not the molecule). When answering the

13. ## Chem 10

Calculate the value of the following in exponential form, using standard scientific or "e" notation (for example, 105 = 1.05e2). Enter the correct number of significant figures. (2.700e2 cm)3 / (1.20e3 cm)2 Can't understand how many sig figs.

14. ## Chemistry

7.0 ml of 6.0 M NaOH are diluted with water to a volume of 400 ml. You are asked to find the molarity of the resulting solution. The total number of moles of NaOH is not changed on dilution. Calulate the molarity. Work: (6)(.007)=(x)(.4) x=.105M Thanks for

15. ## math

write 480 in a) 1 significant figure b) 2 significant figures c) 3 significant figures d) 4 significant figures

16. ## Significant figures

How would I go and express these numbers with 3 significant figures in normal notation? a)15.08 b)1444 c)83,909 d)0.524 e)0.0254 for d and e aren't they already with 3 significant figures and also in normal notation? for a, b, and c I can't figure out what

17. ## Math

How many significant figures does 22.0, 0.22, 22. , 0.022? Im just confused as to the decimal addition to numbers and what the sig figs will be for them. Thank you!!!

18. ## Chemistry

How does Significant Figures work? If i had a number: 1,007,000 is that with 4 sig figs or 7 sig figs? I checked 5 different resources and gotten conflicting answers. Help! The answer will depend on what's being measured and how it's being measured. If

19. ## Physics - bobpursely

State the number of significant figures. 1) 809 Answer : 3 2) 0.0060 Answer : 5? 3) 0.00000095 Answer : 9? 4) 5.60 Answer : 3 5) 5.743 Answer : 4 6) 0.010 Answer : 4? Physics Help - bobpursley, Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 4:59pm 2, 3, 6 are wrong: Zeroes

20. ## chemistry

1. the diameter of a carbon atom is 0.000 000 000 000 154 m. what is the number expressed in the scientific notation? a) 1.54x10^12m b) 1.54x10^-12m c) 1.54x10^10 d) 1.54x10^-10 2. what is the result of multiplying 2.5x10^10 by 3.5x10^-7 a) 8.75x10^-3 b)

21. ## Scientific notation

Express in scientific notation. Choose the answer with the proper number of significant figures. 69,000,000,000 = _____ 69 x 109 6.9 x 1010 6.910 It has to be A, but I'm not exactly sure.

1) Round 578.683 m, 47.3333 kg, and 789.5 cm to four significant figures. 2) Find the weight of a 12.25 kg dog. Round your answer to the correct number of significant figures. Use weight=massxfree-fall acceleration. 3) Round 3155.24m, 8.777 73 cm, and

23. ## math

significant numbers 2.8723 * 1.6 = 4.59568. Is it 4.6 because it is the smallest number you are multiplying it by in the sum? e.g. 2.8723 has 5 signifigant figures but 1.6 has 2 so the answer has no more than 2.Smallest number of significant figures. With

24. ## physics

round of the following digits- 3.65*105(upto are place of decimal) 0.882026(upto three significant figures) 311.299(upto four significant figures) 4.783(upto two significant figures)

25. ## Chemistry

Please tell me if my answers are right. Suppose that a series of measurements have shown that the mean mass of an object is 122.4g with a standard deviation of 1.3g. How many significant figures are justified in the mean and how would you report the most

26. ## chemistry

Which of the following is NOT true? A. A measurement contains significant figures and units. B. All numbers should be recorded from a digital readout. C. The uncertain digit is estimated between the last two markings. D. If an average of 4 trials is being

27. ## Physics Sig Figs

When you are multiplying two numbers, how do you determine the number of significant figures? You go with the lowest sig figs in your problem. so suppose you multiply 2.34 and 8.9574, in your product you should have 3 sig figs as the lowest sig fig in your

28. ## Science

I'm a little confused when it comes to significant figures. Where it doesn't make sense to me is when zeros come before and after a number. For example: My book states that zeros that come before a digit are NEVER significant. Now this makes sense if you

29. ## chemistry

1. the diameter of a carbon atom is 0.000 000 000 000 154 m. what is the number expressed in the scientific notation? a) 1.54x10^12m b) 1.54x10^-12m c) 1.54x10^10 d) 1.54x10^-10 2. what is the result of multiplying 2.5x10^10 by 3.5x10^-7 a) 8.75x10^-3 b)

30. ## Chemisty (Sig Figs)

Each of the following numbers was supposed to be rounded to two significant figures. For each one below, decide whether it was correctly rounded or not, and for those that were incorrectly rounded, correct them. (a) 3.149 e3 to 3.2 e3 Its incorrect but I

31. ## Math

Any help would be appreciated! What is 38.896/5.1 + 509.15 to the correct number of significant figures? 516.78 What is (154+8446.1)/54 to the correct number of significant figures? 159.261 Thanks!

32. ## chemistry

use exponential notation to express the number 480 in 3 significant figures and 4 significant figures

33. ## chemistry

A drop of oil (volume 0.05cm3) is released from a medicine dropper on to the calm surface of a pond where it spreads out to cover an area of "40m2". Assume that the oil film has a uniform thickness equal to the diameter of a oil molecule. Calculate the

34. ## astronomy/conversion

There are 365.25 days in a year, 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. Convert years into seconds. Show your work and keep 5 significant figures. Ok, so finding it is easy (multiply 24, 60, 60 and 365.25) but how does the

35. ## Physics/Math

A can of sardines is made to move along an x axis from x1 = 0.2 m to x2 = 1.2 m by a force given by F = iF0exp(-0.4x), with x in meters and F0 = 4.5 N. (Here exp is the exponential function.) How much work is done on the can by the force? For Further

36. ## Physics

Problem 21.40 A pair of 10uF capacitors in a high-power laser are charged to 1.7kV. Paige Nieuwenhuis Part A - What charge is stored in each capacitor? Express your answer using two significant figures. Part B - How much energy is stored in each capacitor?

37. ## math

Calculate the value of the following in exponential form, using standard scientific or "e" notation (for example, 105 = 1.05e2). Enter your answer with the correct number of significant figures. 885.75 g + 10.151 g - 25.50 g Calculate the value of the

38. ## Physics

Talking about significant figures, my Physics textbook lists 5 rules for determining significant figures. 1) All nonzero digits are significant. 2) Zeros to the right of nonzero digits in a number containing a decimal point are significant. 4) Zeros to the

39. ## math

I always thought I understood significant figures...until I attempted to tutor someone. Some of the rules seem counterintuitive. For instance... 10.070 why is it 5 sig fig's? the "0" on the right is useless. without it the # holds the same value. 20 Why is

40. ## Physics Mathematics

do we have to have the same amount of significant numbers in the values we got by convertion? No. Your conversion factors may have some lack of precision. Examples 60sec=1min infinitely precise, a definition. 1.6km= 1mile two sig figures, because the mile

41. ## Chemistry

What should be the number of significant figures in the following calculation? It's an error calculation which is absolute value (True value - experimental value) / true value * 100 so it would be: absolute value [-601.7 - (-587)] / -601.7 * 100 Should the

42. ## Chemistry

I have a Chemistry question which should be very simple but I do not know what significant figures are. Assuming the following numbers are measurements and using the rules for significant figures, determine the answer for the following calculation.

43. ## Science (Chemistry!)

I just do not understand ANYTHING about multiplying/dividing/adding/subtracting significant figures! For example, the problem is: Solve the following to the correct number of significant figures: (5.039)(0.0074) What am I supposed to do? Just multiply the

44. ## Chemistry Help.......

Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) is a strong acid, which dissociates when dissolved in water according to the following equation: H20SO4(aq)-> 2H+(aq) + SO4 2- (a) A 0.21g sample of sulfuric acid is dissolved completely in sufficiebt water to make 0.25litre of the

45. ## Math

Compute the following special functions. Keep the correct number of significant figures. 10^5.4 Can somewhere help me with this? Is it as simple as putting it into my calculator just like that? if so, how do I know what the correct number of sig figs are

46. ## Chemistry

Hi I just need help with question (ii) and (iii), i know how to work out (i) A solution is prepared by dissolving 0.2222 (±0.0002) g of KIO3 in 50.00 (±0.05) mL (i) Calculate the molar mass of KIO3 with its associated uncertainty to the correct number of

47. ## Science help

A drop of oil volume 0.05cm^3 is released from a medicine dropper on to a calm surface of a pond where it spreads out to cover an area of 40cm^2. Assume that the oil film has a uniform thickness equal to the diameter of an oil molecule. I see there is an

48. ## Math

1. Is it more appropriate to use scientific notation for approximates or exact numbers? why? 2. In one plantation, there are 2700 young trees correct to 2 significant figures. In the other there are 830 full grown trees, correct to 2 significant figures.

49. ## Science

Identify and calculate answers using sig-figs (significant figures).

50. ## Chemistry

Hi guys! I just learned about significant figures today, and I have a question about them. My teacher gave us a problem where all values have what I think is four significant figures (like 44.56) except the value for temperature (which is 25.5C). Are

51. ## Chemistry (Check)

Classify each of these statements as always true, sometimes true, or never true 11)sometimes true 12)Never True 11)Scientific notation is used to express large numbers in convenlent form. 12)Siginificant figures include all the digits that can be known

52. ## Chemistry

Hi, please can someone tell me if this is the right number of significant figures. 8.1 x 10 to the power of -3 would have 2 sig fig 910 would have 3 175.0 would have 3 please can some tell me if I've got this right Also how would I report each of the

53. ## physics

What is the mass of a car that weighs 11,220 N? (The units are kg. Do not include units in the answer and you may round to 3 significant figures. ) so w=mg 11220=m9.80 11220/9.80=m 1144=m to three sig figures =1140 kg right?

54. ## chemistry

A portion of the high-resolution emission spectrum of a one-electron atomic species is shown below. The highest energy series is shown on the right, and there many more series at lower wavenumbers, which are not shown. The series in the middle starts at

55. ## Chemistry

answear in standard exponential form with correct number of significant figures 0.57 cm X 0.86 cm X 17.1 cm= what don't you understand? Please be specific. You may have two significant figures in the answer.

56. ## Mathematics in science

Can you check my answers please? 1. A student measures the volume of a liquid and finds it to be 40ML. How many significant figures are in the measurement? 1. 2** 3 4 2.Calculate the area, with the appropriate number of significant figures, of a

57. ## Math in Science

A student measures the volume of a liquid and finds it to be 40mL. How many significant figures are in the measurement? 1 *** 2 3 4 Calculate the area, with the appropriate number of significant figures, of a rectangular room that is 14.10 m wide by 15.0 m

58. ## Analytical Chemistry

A solution is prepared by dissolving 0.2222 (¡¾0.0002) g of KIO3 in 50.00 (¡¾0.05) mL. (i) Calculate the molar mass of KIO3 with its associated uncertainty to the correct number of significant figures. (ii) Find the molarity and its uncertainty with an

59. ## physics

Using the following number: 26,802 In 4 significant figures, this number would be Answer. In 3 significant figures, this number would be Answer. In 2 significant figures, this number would be Answer. In 1 significant figure, this number would b

60. ## physics

Using the following number: 26,802 In 4 significant figures, this number would be Answer. In 3 significant figures, this number would be Answer. In 2 significant figures, this number would be Answer. In 1 significant figure, this number would b

61. ## Chemistry

Give the number of significant figures in the measurement (superscript -3 for #1, and superscript 3 for #2) 1)3.85 X 10-3 2)17.30 cm3 3)0.0037 mm 1. 3 significant figures. 2. 4 s.f. 3. 2 s.f. Here is a good site to review.

62. ## chemistry

A solution is prepared by dissolving 0.2222 (¡¾0.0002) g of KIO3 in 50.00 (¡¾0.05) mL. (i) Calculate the molar mass of KIO3 with its associated uncertainty to the correct number of significant figures. (ii) Find the molarity and its uncertainty with an

63. ## chemistry

a drop of oil (volume 0.05cm3) is released from a medicine dropper on to the calm surface of a pond where it spreads out to cover an area of 40cm2. Assume that the oil film has a uniform thickness equal to the diameter of an oil molecule. CALCULATE the

64. ## Science

A drop of oil (volume 0.05cm3) is released from a medicine dropper on to the calm surface of a pond where it spreads out to cover an area of 40cm2. Assume that the oil film has a uniform thickness equal to the diameter of a oil molecule. Calculate the

65. ## phsics

Assuming that Albertine's mass is 60.0kg , what is μk, the coefficient of kinetic friction between the chair and the waxed floor? Use g = 9.80m/s2 for the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity. Assume that the value of k found in Part A has three

66. ## Physics

I'm confused about significant digits in multi-step problems. If I have something like (7.004 +0.2230)/(15.1-0.033+12.07) do I first do the addition and round to 4 sig figs and then do the denominator and round to 2 sig figs and finally divide? Or do I

67. ## Astronomy/Conversion

There are 365.25 days in a year, 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. Convert years into seconds. Show your work and keep 5 significant figures. Ok, so finding it is easy (multiply 24, 60, 60 and 365.25) but how does the

68. ## stats

Express the following quantities to the correct number of significant figures: (a) 23.043 ± 4.321 (b) 67 ± 9.023 (c) 33.1492934 ± 2 Isn't (a) already the correct number of significant digits? Would (b) be 67.000 ± 9.023? Would (c) be 33.1492934 ±

69. ## ***Chemistry!!!!

Carry out the following operations, and express the answer with the appropriate number of significant figures. 1.)[(285.3 multiplied by 105) - (1.500 multiplied by 103)] multiplied by 2.8948 2.) 874 multiplied by [1267 - (3.50 multiplied by 128)] *I know

71. ## Chemistry

The density of water is 1gm/cm^3. Use the density and these dimensions to find the mass of the water in grams in a fish tank. Use the rules of significant figures and rounding to come up with the correct answer. 30 cm width * .075 meters length * 15 inches

72. ## Chem

How many significant figures are in these numbers 1,000 has 1 2.134 has 4 0.00001 has 1 10,005 has 5 1.000 has 4

73. ## Physics

Problem 22.16 A 7.5 v battery supplies a 3.5 mA current to a circuit for 8.2 Hr . Part A - How much charge has been transferred from the negative to the positive terminal? Express your answer using two significant figures. Part B - How much work has been

74. ## chemistry

Liquid hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent in many rocket fuel mixtures, releases oxygen gas on decomposition. 2 H2O2(l) 2 H2O(l) + O2(g) Hrxn = -196.1 kJ How much heat is released when 529 kg H2O2 decomposes? ( ......... ) KJ *note ..watch sig figs . my

75. ## chemistry

Liquid hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent in many rocket fuel mixtures, releases oxygen gas on decomposition. 2 H2O2(l) 2 H2O(l) + O2(g) Hrxn = -196.1 kJ How much heat is released when 529 kg H2O2 decomposes? ( ......... ) KJ *note ..watch sig figs . my

76. ## chemistry

Liquid hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent in many rocket fuel mixtures, releases oxygen gas on decomposition. 2 H2O2(l) 2 H2O(l) + O2(g) Hrxn = -196.1 kJ How much heat is released when 529 kg H2O2 decomposes? ( ......... ) KJ *note ..watch sig figs . my

77. ## chemistry

Liquid hydrogen peroxide, an oxidizing agent in many rocket fuel mixtures, releases oxygen gas on decomposition. 2 H2O2(l) 2 H2O(l) + O2(g) Hrxn = -196.1 kJ How much heat is released when 529 kg H2O2 decomposes? ( ......... ) KJ *note ..watch sig figs . my

78. ## Chemistry

The question asks me to find the absolute error using the true value=.1025M, and the mean=.1077 The answer I got was .0052...how would I convert this to 4 significant figures? (since the values have 4 significant figures)

79. ## Math

1.2 (1+ 23.0 x 10-6/°C*50) Could someone solve this problem for me and tell me how did you get the answer? I've tried to solve this problem in so many ways, but can't get the right answer. My multiple choices are A.0.001386 meters, B.0.00180 meters,

80. ## PHYSICS

PLEASE HELP WITH PART E AND F THANKS!! Find the direction and magnitude of the following vectors. A⃗ =( 22 m )x^+( -15 m )y^ Express your answer in degrees using three significant figures. θA = THE ANSWER IS-34 Part B Express your answer in meters using

81. ## chemistry

Rubidium crystalizes in the body centred cubic structure with an edge length of 560.5 pm.. a. calculate the radius (in pm) to 4 sig figures. b. calculate the density to 4 sig.fgures. thnks guys..

82. ## Significant Figures

I'm having a hard time with significant figures. Any help would be appreciated. The first one is 0.0000000502. I put that it has three significant figures. Is this correct? The other numbers I haven't a clue about are: 5.52 299,792,458 206,265 I get the

83. ## Geometery

A water storage tank is shaped like a circular cylinder with half of a sphere at each end. Find the volume of the tank if the cylindrical section is 100 cm long with a 40cm diameter. Use 3.14 for ~~ Be sure to round the final answer to two decimal places.

84. ## chemistry

how many significant figures are there in this measure: 1.000 30

85. ## Chem.

what is the six guidelines in determining significant figures? Thanks:-) With a decimal: from the decimal go to the right side of it until you see a definite number other than zero. Start there and how many numbers there are, including zero after that

86. ## chemistry

An experiment was conducted in which many pieces of data were collected. Considering all of the data, the limiting number of significant figures in the experiment was 3 significant figures. One of the values needed in these calculations was the barometric

87. ## CHEM

Convert 3.6 times 10 to the second atm to torr. I don't understand how to get atm to torr???? 1 atm = 760 torr. Is the answer 270,000 torr? Are you in to significant figures. I suspect so since the question is 3.6 x 10^2 atm. If so, then 3.6 x 10^2 atm x

88. ## Chemistry

Hi! I just have a question about significant figures. If an answer I got for the percentage composition of KCN is 60.043% for K and it needed 4 significant figures, would I omit the zero after the decimal and write it as 60.43% or keep it is 60.043%?

89. ## Chemistry

Hydrogen boils at 20K. What is the boiling point of hydrogen on the Celsius scale? K is 273.15 degrees plus the celsius. so take 20(K) and minus 273.15 this would give your answer in celsius thanks.. One more question What is the volume of a board that

90. ## Math

The mass of a flourine atom is 3.16 × 10^-23. What is the mass of 1,000,000,000 flourine atoms? Express your answer in scientific notation to the significant figures. Thank you

91. ## Chemistry

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?

92. ## Chemistry

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?

93. ## Chemistry

A certain substance undergoes decomposition by a first-order reaction which has equal to 30.0 minutes. If the initial concentration of the substance is 1.28 mol/liter, what will its concentration be after 2.50 hours? 1. 0.36 M 2. 0.040 M 3. -0.32 M 4.

94. ## Chemistry

(1.00 x 10^5)NM - (3.96 x 10^3) NM = ? I think that since they're both NM don't you think that you can just subtract them? 96,040 NM whatever NM stands for, and I didn't factor in significant figures. Isn't that nanometers..Dr.Bob? I have no idea but

95. ## chemistry

If you recovered 4.65 g of Cu from a 42.0 mL sample of material, what would the molarity be? 4.65 g Cu/ 63.5 g/mol = 0.0732 mol 0.0732 mol/ 42 mL x 1000 mL/ 1 L =1.74 M ~ 2 M Cu??? Is this correct sig fig because you go off of the 1 sig in 1,000 mL??? So

96. ## chemistry

how many significant figures do the following numbers have? a. 1.2056 x 10^4 m: b. 1 x 10^89 km: c. 12,000 L: d. 0.000345 cm: e. 1.00036 mL: f. 0.2056000 m:

97. ## Chemistry

Using the significant figures rule, why is the answer to 8.000/532=0.0150 and not 0.015

98. ## chemistry

this is over significant digits. -Indicate how many significant figures are in each of the following measurements: e) 4.0 X 10-5 kg i got 1 significant digit, but i'm not sure it if it's right... (& i can't ask my teacher, the situation is complicated)

99. ## Chemistry

For the following reaction at 600. K, the equilibrium constant, Kp is 11.5. PCl5(g) PCl3(g) + Cl2(g) Suppose that 3.314 g of PCl5 is placed in an evacuated 460. mL bulb, which is then heated to 600. K. (a) What would be the pressure of PCl5 be if it did

100. ## physics

A model rocket leaves the ground, heading straight up at 45m/s . Part A What's its maximum altitude? Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units. Part B Find its velocity at 1 s? Express your answer to two significant