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APPROXIMATION CONTINUES

Welcome to class!

In today’s class, we will be talking more about approximation. Enjoy the class!

APPROXIMATION

• Approximating values of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• Exercise on the degree of accuracy round up numbers
• Problems solving on quantitative reasoning and approximating things in everyday activities

When adding or subtracting approximate numbers, the result should have the precision of the least precise number.

Example: When adding 2.3, 5.704 and 12.67, our final answer should be correct to one decimal place.

2.3 + 5.704 + 12.67 = 20.674 ≈ 20.7

Accuracy when multiplying or dividing

When multiplying or dividing approximate numbers, the result should have the accuracy of the least accurate number.

Example: When multiplying 3.564 and 2.37, our final answer should have three significant digits.

3.564 × 2.37 = 8.44668 ≈ 8.45

Accuracy when finding the square root

When finding the square root of a number, the result has the same accuracy as the number.

Example: 22.97​ should be written correctly to 4 significant digits:

22.97 ​ ≈ 4.793

Both numbers have the same accuracy.

In our next class, we will be talking about Number Bases.  We hope you enjoyed the class.

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