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Problem: The result of (3.8621 x 1.5630) - 5.98 is properly written asA) 0.056B) 0.056462C) 0.06D) 0.0565E) 0.05646

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The rules for significant figures are:

  • When we add or subtract, the answer should contain the least number of digits after the decimal point.
  • When we multiply or divide, the answer should contain an overall least number of significant figures.


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= (3.8621 x 1.5630) - 5.98


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The result of (3.8621 x 1.5630) - 5.98 is properly written as

A) 0.056

B) 0.056462

C) 0.06

D) 0.0565

E) 0.05646

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