Significant Digits

Significant Digits

Author: Ryan Backman

This lesson will explain false precision and significant digits.

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  • Significant Digits

    The number of digits to which a value can reasonably be measured in a real-life scenario, or the number of digits we are able to convey without implying false precision.

  • False Precision

    Including too many figures when reporting a value, implying that the value can, in fact, be measured that precisely.