anonymous
  • anonymous
The speed of light is now defined to be 2.997 924 58 3 108 m/s. Express the speed of light to (a) three significant figures, (b) five significant figures, and (c) seven significant figures.
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Saurabh135
  • Saurabh135
2.99m/s 2.99792m/s 2.9979246m/s
anonymous
  • anonymous
First answer is not rounded correctly. Second answer has 6 sig figs, not 5 as requested. Third answer has 8 sig figs, not 7 as requested.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@Robert136 , your powers of 10 are incorrect.
anonymous
  • anonymous
There's obviously a typo. The question should read 2.997924583 x 10^8. Those last digits are the power of 10 in scientific notation. Otherwise, scientific notation would not be required.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh yeah I see it now.
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Ok let's wait for the asker then.

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