Online College Courses for Credit

+
4 Tutorials that teach Significant Digits
Take your pick:
Significant Digits

Significant Digits

Author: Katherine Williams
Description:

This lesson will explain false precision and significant digits.

(more)
See More
Tutorial
Terms to Know
False Precision

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

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.