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Topic: Accuracy vs Precision of #s
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don

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Accuracy vs Precision of #s
Posted: Aug 11, 2008 11:10 PM
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Given 2 numbers: 234 and .31

The first one is more accurate because it has 3 significant figures, but the
second number is more precise because its' last sig fig is in the 100th's.

I can identify this difference in numbers, but I'm not sure what the
significance is between being accurate vs being precise.





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