Problem: How many significant figures should be reported for the volume of the metal bar shown below?

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volume = height x width x length

multiplication → least number of significant figures


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How many significant figures should be reported for the volume of the metal bar shown below?

The length of the metal bar is 5.30 centimeters, the height is 1.25 centimeters, and the width is 2.5 centimeters.


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