Making Measurements and Using Numbers. The guide to lab calculations. Not just numbers.
The guide to lab calculations
300 mL = 1 sig fig
300 people = 3 sig figs
300 pennies = 3 sig figs
M x 10n where 1 <M<10 and “n” represents the number of decimal places moved.
The actual length of the strip is 5.98cm. Describe the results in terms of accuracy and precision.
Ideally, you would shoot for <5% error in any lab experiment
Theoretical values are given by teacher or text