Making Your Measurements Count All of the numbers I know for sure… + 1 estimate. Measurements ◦ Non Zero #s ◦ Zeros Trapped Zeros Leading Zeros Trailing Zeros Decimal Point present Decimal Point absent Exact Numbers (Counted items and some conversion factors) ◦ Unlimited or Infinite Significance The Weak Link Rule ◦ Your answer must have the same number of significant figures as the number in the operation which has the ___________ ___________ of significant figures. ◦ Remember how to round!! The Weak Link Rule ◦ Your answer must have the same number of ______________________as the number in the operation which has the _________ __________ of _____________________. ◦ Why the add/subtract rule is seldom used in lab. ◦ Why it is used in % error calculations.