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) 27.44 B) 27.4 C) 27.442 D) 7.44

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The smallest markings on the ruler correspond to 0.2 °C increments

  • Measurement is past 27.4 mark
    • thermometer is accurate to 0.2° C 
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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.

Thermometer showing values from top top to bottom of 6, 8, and 30 with tic marks representing 0.2 degrees Celsius. A mercury line reaches to the 7th tic mark after the 6.


A) 27.44 

B) 27.4 

C) 27.442 

D) 7.44

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