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He's right. The definition of "significant digits" is "the figures to the
right and to the left of which there are no other figures but zeros". All of
his examples are legitimate for significant digits, although they vary in
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----- Original Message -----
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 2:51 PM
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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