Problem: With a wooden ruler you measure the length of a rectangular piece of sheet metal to be 14   mm. You use micrometer calipers to measure the width of the rectangle and obtain the value 6.01 mm. Answer the following questions to the correct number of significant figures. What is the...(a) Area of the rectangle?(b) Ratio of the rectangles width to its length?(c) Perimeter of the rectangle?(d) Difference between the length and width?(e) Ratio of the length to the width?

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With a wooden ruler you measure the length of a rectangular piece of sheet metal to be 14   mm. You use micrometer calipers to measure the width of the rectangle and obtain the value 6.01 mm. Answer the following questions to the correct number of significant figures. What is the...
(a) Area of the rectangle?
(b) Ratio of the rectangles width to its length?
(c) Perimeter of the rectangle?
(d) Difference between the length and width?
(e) Ratio of the length to the width?

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