Question

# in division (and multiplication) problems, are we concerned with identifying the fewest number of sfs or the leftmost decimal place cutoff point?

Answer

The leftmost decimal place cutoff point takes precedence over identifying the fewest number of significant figures.

- Q: What does SF mean here? A: SF stands for significant figures.
- Q: In multiplication/division, what is the general rule for determining the significant figures in the result? A: The result should have the same number of significant figures as the measurement with the fewest significant figures.
- Q: What is the leftmost decimal place cutoff point? A: It is the point at which the least precise measurement ends in multiplication/division problems.
- Q: In multiplication/division, which rule takes precedence - fewest number of sfs or leftmost decimal place cutoff point? A: The leftmost decimal place cutoff point takes precedence over identifying the fewest number of significant figures.