Problem: Part A - Assigning appropriate significant figures. Which of the following numbers in your personal life are exact numbers?  Check all that apply.a) your cell phone numberb) your weightc) your IQd) your driver’s license numbere) the distance you walked yesterday

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We are asked which of the following numbers in your personal life are exact numbers. 


Exact numbers do not vary and can be reported as a definite value.

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Part A - Assigning appropriate significant figures. Which of the following numbers in your personal life are exact numbers?  Check all that apply.


a) your cell phone number

b) your weight

c) your IQ

d) your driver’s license number

e) the distance you walked yesterday

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