Calculations and Significant Figures
1.86 x 10-2 → 2 decimal places
3 x 10-4 → least decimal place (0)
3.1 x 10-3 → 1 decimal place
Do each calculation and give the answers to the correct number of significant figures.
1.8610-2 + 310-4 - 3.110-3
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