SIGNIFICANT DIGITS
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #1: All non-zero numbers are significant Ex. 5489.213    7 significant digits
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #2: All zeros located between non-zero numbers are significant Ex. 0.08006    4 significant digits
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Zeros located to the left of a value are  not  significant Ex. 0.00004    1 significant digit
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #4: Zeros that are located to the right of a value may or may not be significant Ex. 1000.mL 4 sig...
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Ex. 1000mL     1 significant digit Why? 1000mL could have been anything from 951mL to 1049mL
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Ex. 1000.0mL     5 significant digits Why? Rule #5 Any 0’s to the right of a decimal that are  not  fo...
CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #1: Multiplying and Dividing 1.008 x 4.67 = 4.70736 = 4.71 This value has the lo...
CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #2: Adding and Subtracting 1.008 + 4.67 = 5.678 = 5.68 This value has the lowest...
CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Rounding If greater than 5, round up If less than 5, round down
CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Rounding If 5, then... ...Round  up  if the preceding number is odd Ex. 18.3...
CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Rounding If 5, then... ...Round  down  if the preceding number is even Ex. 1...
CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS 12cm 6.782cm 5.18cm Calculate the volume of the rectangular prism
CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS V=   l   x  w  x   h = (5.18cm) x (6.782cm) x (12cm) = 421.56912cm 3 = 4.2 x 10 2 cm ...
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice:   How many significant digits are in the following values? <ul><li>5.703 </li></ul><ul><li>70...
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice:   Calculate the perimeter of the following shape Practice:   Calculate the volume of the foll...
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice:   How many significant digits are in the following values? <ul><li>5.703 4 </li></ul><ul><li>...
SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice:   Calculate the perimeter of the following shape Practice:   Calculate the volume of the foll...
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  1. 1. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS
  2. 2. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #1: All non-zero numbers are significant Ex. 5489.213  7 significant digits
  3. 3. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #2: All zeros located between non-zero numbers are significant Ex. 0.08006  4 significant digits
  4. 4. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Zeros located to the left of a value are not significant Ex. 0.00004  1 significant digit
  5. 5. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #4: Zeros that are located to the right of a value may or may not be significant Ex. 1000.mL 4 significant digits Ex. 1000mL 1 significant digit
  6. 6. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Ex. 1000mL  1 significant digit Why? 1000mL could have been anything from 951mL to 1049mL
  7. 7. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Ex. 1000.0mL  5 significant digits Why? Rule #5 Any 0’s to the right of a decimal that are not followed by any number are significant
  8. 8. CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #1: Multiplying and Dividing 1.008 x 4.67 = 4.70736 = 4.71 This value has the lowest number of significant digits The value with the lowest number of significant digits determines how many significant digits will appear in the answer
  9. 9. CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #2: Adding and Subtracting 1.008 + 4.67 = 5.678 = 5.68 This value has the lowest number of decimal places The value with the lowest number of decimal places determines how many decimal places will appear in the answer
  10. 10. CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Rounding If greater than 5, round up If less than 5, round down
  11. 11. CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Rounding If 5, then... ...Round up if the preceding number is odd Ex. 18.35 Odd number  18.4
  12. 12. CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Rule #3: Rounding If 5, then... ...Round down if the preceding number is even Ex. 18.25 Even number  18.2
  13. 13. CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS 12cm 6.782cm 5.18cm Calculate the volume of the rectangular prism
  14. 14. CALCULATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DIGITS V= l x w x h = (5.18cm) x (6.782cm) x (12cm) = 421.56912cm 3 = 4.2 x 10 2 cm 3 “ 12” has the lowest number of significant digits. So the answer must have 2 significant digits. 12cm 6.782cm 5.18cm
  15. 15. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice: How many significant digits are in the following values? <ul><li>5.703 </li></ul><ul><li>70 </li></ul><ul><li>100. </li></ul><ul><li>395830 </li></ul><ul><li>0.0101 </li></ul><ul><li>21.0 </li></ul>Practice: Round the following numbers to 2 significant digits <ul><li>1.01 </li></ul><ul><li>24.5 </li></ul><ul><li>17.5 </li></ul><ul><li>25.6 </li></ul><ul><li>48665 </li></ul><ul><li>11.5 </li></ul>
  16. 16. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice: Calculate the perimeter of the following shape Practice: Calculate the volume of the following rectangular prism 2.67cm 2.562cm 1cm 1.5cm 2.8753cm 1.43cm 11.54cm 8.7cm 10.56cm
  17. 17. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice: How many significant digits are in the following values? <ul><li>5.703 4 </li></ul><ul><li>70 1 </li></ul><ul><li>100. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>395830 5 </li></ul><ul><li>0.0101 3 </li></ul><ul><li>21.0 3 </li></ul>Practice: Round the following numbers to 2 significant digits <ul><li>1.01 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>24.5 24 </li></ul><ul><li>17.5 18 </li></ul><ul><li>25.6 26 </li></ul><ul><li>48665 4.9x10 4 </li></ul><ul><li>11.5 12 </li></ul>
  18. 18. SIGNIFICANT DIGITS Practice: Calculate the perimeter of the following shape Practice: Calculate the volume of the following rectangular prism 2.67cm 2.562cm 1cm 1.5cm 2.8753cm 1.43cm 11.54cm 8.7cm 10.56cm = 12.0373cm = 12cm = 1060.20288cm 3 = 1.1x10 3 cm 3

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