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anonymous

  • one year ago

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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  1. Saurabh135
    • one year ago
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    2.99m/s 2.99792m/s 2.9979246m/s

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    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.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Also, OpenStudy's Code of Conduct indicates we should not provide direct answers to askers.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Robert136 , your powers of 10 are incorrect.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    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.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh yeah I see it now.

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ok let's wait for the asker then.

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