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What is wrong with this road sign: Memphis 7 mi (11.263

Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition | ISBN: 9780130606204 | Authors: Douglas C. Giancoli ISBN: 9780130606204 3

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Problem 4Q

What is wrong with this road sign:

Memphis 7 mi (11.263 km)?

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Solution: 4Q

The problems with the road sign is:

It is not correct to express the term with its significant figures as mentioned in the sign.

The metric system of length is expressed with 3 significant figures which is wrong.

(In addition 7miles = 11.27 km)

The correct sign should be

BOSTON 7mi (11km)

       2)  Also the precision of the two measurements are...

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Chapter 1, Problem 4Q is Solved
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Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Edition: 6
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

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