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    can anyone tell m how to decide the siginifcant fig for the answer to be ket in physics ?i thought it was for the lowest in the values but ms has proved otherwise
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    have you tried going to the same number of sig.fig. as the question? failing that, 2 or 3?
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    (Original post by jones107)
    have you tried going to the same number of sig.fig. as the question? failing that, 2 or 3?
    ya i did n my teacher said its alrite to exceed 1sf than the lowest sf in question anyways it should kept to lowest i.e in a given set of values say 25000 2135 21.2112 the answer during calulation would be to 2sf or 3 rite
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    Its always safe to use 2/3 sf.

    I've only ever seen marks deducted for just using 1sf.
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    (Original post by lopper)
    ya i did n my teacher said its alrite to exceed 1sf than the lowest sf in question anyways it should kept to lowest i.e in a given set of values say 25000 2135 21.2112 the answer during calulation would be to 2sf or 3 rite
    if they ask you to put it to an appropriate number of significant figures, do the same as the question, but I go 2 or 3 which is fine with most mark schemes
 
 
 
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