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Old Sep 6th 2018, 01:15 AM   #4
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The whole point of the significant figures rules is to avoid indicating a higher degree of accuracy than is actually present.

You could argue that the problems have been expressed in a slightly lax way with respect to the significant figures "rules"

However, I think that they still satisfy the key issue,
which is avoiding indicating an inappropriate level of accuracy.

I think it is one of those situations where if you just follow the rules, without appreciating their proper purpose, one can loose sight of the appropriate answer.
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