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# OCR- significant figures or decimal places? watch

1. Any one knows what the OCR board is wanting for answers- significant figures or decimal places?
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3. (Original post by dileksk)
Any one knows what the OCR board is wanting for answers- significant figures or decimal places?
I think the standard is 3 s.f unless specified otherwise.
4. The standard is 3 s.f. but you can't get penalised for having too many unless the question specifies how many it wants. Generally, I do it to at least 2 d.p
5. (Original post by Zacken)
I think the standard is 3 s.f unless specified otherwise.
Thanks a lot
6. (Original post by dileksk)
Thanks a lot
No problem.
7. (Original post by Jehaan)
The standard is 3 s.f. but you can't get penalised for having too many unless the question specifies how many it wants. Generally, I do it to at least 2 d.p
Thanks a lot
8. The same or 1 more sig figs in the values listed in the question asked. Reading that back it sounds complicated but basically if for example the question says the distance from the earth to a satelite is 7.4 x 10^4km and it asks you to calculate the time period of its orbit, then give your answer to either 2 or 3 sfs. 90% of the time the values are always to 2sf. Hope that helped
9. (Original post by TheFarmerLad)
The same or 1 more sig figs in the values listed in the question asked. Reading that back it sounds complicated but basically if for example the question says the distance from the earth to a satelite is 7.4 x 10^4km and it asks you to calculate the time period of its orbit, then give your answer to either 2 or 3 sfs. 90% of the time the values are always to 2sf. Hope that helped
got it thanks.
10. (Original post by TheFarmerLad)
The same or 1 more sig figs in the values listed in the question asked. Reading that back it sounds complicated but basically if for example the question says the distance from the earth to a satelite is 7.4 x 10^4km and it asks you to calculate the time period of its orbit, then give your answer to either 2 or 3 sfs. 90% of the time the values are always to 2sf. Hope that helped
This is in the maths forum.

(Original post by dileksk)
got it thanks.

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