Why are the number of digits reported in scientific

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo Tro

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Why are the number of digits reported in scientific measurements important?

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The number of digits reported in scientific measurements is important in order to maintain the accuracy and precision.  Generally in scientific measurement the  two important goals are —accuracy and precision. Accuracy means to get as close as possible to the true measurement (true value) of something. Precision means to be able to take the same measurement and get the same result repeatedly.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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