Re: Significant digits? Take II
Note: Apparently, there are two schools of thought on this. The
wrong-thinking school considers placeholder zeros to be nonsignificant.
That's not the way I was taught, and my colleague with a PhD in statistics
agreed with me. So there! <g>
--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Bah.. what does a statistician know? ;) The zeros to the left don't count. (See other responses discussing the scientific notation)
-Katie, former biophysicist and analytical biochemist. :)
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