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I think he is, because (ahem, if i really remember college that well)
0.00123456 could be represented as 1.23456 x(10 to the -3rd power) retaining
six significant digits.
Also consider the number 2.5 x(10 to the -64th power) still has only two
signifacant digits, but 63 zeros to the right of the decimal.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 11:51 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Significant digits
> Hi, guys...I've go a developer that is insisting that the following
> statement is accurate:
> "All conversion rates are processed and displayed to six significant
> digits. E.g. 12.3456 or 123.456 or 0.00123456."
> My contention is that the last number is displayed to eight
> significant digits and that six digits would be 0.001234.
> Who is right?
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