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Significant Digits

Author: Katherine Williams

This lesson will explain false precision and significant digits.

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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.