Problem: A digital bathroom scale gives you the following four readings in a row: 168.4, 168.0, 168.1, 168.0 lbs.  How would you record your weight? Express your answer using appropriate number of significant figures.

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We are asked how to record the weight. 

We have to get the average of the weights. 


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A digital bathroom scale gives you the following four readings in a row: 168.4, 168.0, 168.1, 168.0 lbs.  How would you record your weight? Express your answer using appropriate number of significant figures.

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