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5 3 106 g, it is not reasonable. A single atom cannot weigh more than you do! In such a case, you have obviously made a mistake and should take another look to see where you went wrong. Of course, everyone makes mistakes at times, but if you check, you can at least determine whether your answer is reasonable. If it is not, you will immediately know that you have made a mistake and can then correct it. Checking whether an answer is reasonable gives you a deeper understanding of the problem because it forces you to think through the relationship between the question and the answer.

We were given that information. 13 Conversion factor A ratio of two different units In these conversions, we are dealing with measured numbers. Ambiguity can arise about the number of significant figures. The number 173,000 does not have six significant figures. 73 3 105 to show that it has three significant figures. We will use decimal points throughout this book to indicate significant figures in numbers with trailing zeros. 14 Chapter 1 Matter, Energy, and Measurement • We wanted to know the mass in kilograms.

In both systems the base unit of length is the meter (m). To convert to larger or smaller units, we do not use arbitrary numbers like 12, 3, and 1760, but only 10, 100, 1/100, 1/10, or other powers of 10. This means that to convert from one metric or SI unit to another, we only have to move the decimal point. Furthermore, the other units are named by putting prefixes in front of “meter,” and these prefixes are the same throughout the metric system and the SI. 2 lists the most important of these prefixes.

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