Problem: Read each of the following to the correct number of significant figures. Note that laboratory glassware should always be read from the bottom of the meniscus. Digital balances normally display mass to the correct number of significant figures for that particular balance.A) 4.5 B) 4.5023 C) 4.50 D) 4.502

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Reading from the lower meniscus: 4.5

  • shortest line (gradation) = 0.1 → accurate to the tenths place
  • middle gradation = 0.5
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Read each of the following to the correct number of significant figures. Note that laboratory glassware should always be read from the bottom of the meniscus. Digital balances normally display mass to the correct number of significant figures for that particular balance.

Graduated cylinder showing markings at integers of 3, 4, 5, and 6 with tic marks at ever 0.1 milliliter. The liquid has a meniscus touching the line indicating 5 tic marks above the mark for 4.


A) 4.5 

B) 4.5023 

C) 4.50 

D) 4.502

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