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A) Provide the type of measurement (volume, length, temperature etc.) for the following units:

i) 298 K
ii) 65 mL
iii) 15 m
iv) 290 kg
v) 50 g

b) Write the following measurements in scientific notation:
i) 150000000 kg
ii) 0.28 L
iii) 0.00004 m

c) Answer whether the numbers in each of the following statements is measured or exact:
i) The Cambrian explosion occurred 545000000 years ago.
ii) 26 students went for the field trip.
iii) The number of microbes on a telephone is 25600.

d) State how many significant figures there are in each of the following measured quantities:
i) 18.000 m
ii) 52.80 L
iii) 7.0 X 10-14 kg

e) Round off each of the following numbers to two significant figures:
i) 66.666
ii) 0.0063424
iii) 9577

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a) Provide the type of measurement (volume, length, temperature etc.) for the following units:

i) 298 K
ii) 65 mL
iii) 15 m
iv) 290 kg
v) 50 g

go to the following site and look at the entries for metric and SI units, should be easy enough

b) Write the following measurements in scientific notation:

i) ...

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Answer goes down a sort list of problems and deals with issues such as significant figures, rounding, and math as related to science in general.

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A: 3.7745km___________________________
B: 205 m2 ___________________________
C: 1.700cm____________________________
D: 350.0 K _____________________________
E: 307.080 g ___________________________

Question 4. Carry out the following conversions
A: 0.105 in_______________________________mm
B: 0.870 qt_______________________________mL
C: 9.75 um/s______________________________km/hr
D: 4.733 yd3_______________________________m3
E: $3.99/lb_________________________________dollars per kg
F 8.75 lb/ft3_________________________________g/ml


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C: (0.0045 x 20, 000.0) + (2813 x 12)

D: 863 x [1255 - (3.45 x 108)]

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Silver (10.5 g / m3) and aluminum (2.70 g / m3). Which sphere has the largest diameter and which has the smallest?

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Silver (cm) Pb sphere
Aluminum (cm) Pb sphere


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________________________________________________ g H2SO4 ( . 5L)

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