Problem: Express your answers to problems in this section to the correct number of significant figures and proper units.The length and width of a rectangular room are measured to be 3.995 ± 0.005 m and 3.050 ± 0.005 m. Calculate the area of the room and its uncertainty in square meters.

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Area = l × w = 3.995 × 3.050 = 12.18

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Express your answers to problems in this section to the correct number of significant figures and proper units.

The length and width of a rectangular room are measured to be 3.995 ± 0.005 m and 3.050 ± 0.005 m. Calculate the area of the room and its uncertainty in square meters.

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