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how would i round 278414359.311 up to 3 significant figures? i dont understand...would it just be 278?

 Sep 4, 2020
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yes     278 with a 000 000   after it   

 Sep 4, 2020
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how would i round 278414359.311 up to 3 significant figures? i dont understand...would it just be 278?


Hi Nirvana!

 

You write after the three significant digits  \(278\times 10^n\)
n is the number of digits between the third number 8 and the point, i.e. 6.

 

Round 278414359.311 up to 3 significant figures.

\(278414359.311\approx 278\times 10^6\)

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 Sep 4, 2020
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thanks guys! but wait asinus,,,shouldn't it be 2.78 *10^8 if you want to write it in scientific notation ?

 Sep 7, 2020

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