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Topic: On Regents Exam
Replies: 11   Last Post: May 5, 2011 7:09 PM

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 Thompson, Patricia Posts: 49 Registered: 9/11/08
RE: On Regents Exam
Posted: May 4, 2011 6:19 AM

I teach them to store it in their calculator after writing it down for use later.
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From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of mathpig [mirie@northvillecsd.k12.ny.us]
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 6:45 PM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: On Regents Exam

There is a question using both the law of Sines and Cosines, and first you solve for a side and use it to find an angle. Say the side is an irrational number (ex. 10.254873209). Can a student round it to say the nearest hundredth and use it to solve an angle OR should a student use the 10.254873209 to solve the angle?

I have always taught students to use the number and not to round it until the end (the answer) but just wondered if that is allowed.
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