Review of Introductory Mathematics SIGNIFICANT DIGITSWhen multiplying or dividing numbers that represent measurements, the product or quotient hasthe same number of significant digits as the multiplied or divided number with the least numberof significant digits.Example:3.25 inches x 2.5 inches = 8.1 inches squaredSummaryThe important information from this chapter is summarized below.Significant Digits SummarySignificant digits are determined by counting the number of digits from the mostsignificant digit to the least significant digit.When adding or subtracting numbers which represent measurements, the right-most significant digit in the sum is in the same position as the left-mostsignificant digit in the numbers added or subtracted.When multiplying or dividing numbers that represent measurements, the productor quotient has the same number of significant digits as the multiplied or dividednumber with the least number of significant digits.Rev. 0 Page 55 MA-01

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