Problem: Read each of the following to the correct number of significant figures. Laboratory glassware should always be read from the bottom of the meniscus.

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For this, we need to read from the lower meniscus:


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Read each of the following to the correct number of significant figures. Laboratory glassware should always be read from the bottom of the meniscus.

A piece of volumetric laboratory glassware graduated to the nearest unit, which are unknown. The liquid has the bottom of its meniscus approximately halfway between the 73rd and 74th graduation mark on the glassware.

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