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significant digits
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NUMBER+flicker fingers+ITS+EXACTLY

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The number of digits used to express the precision of a measurement.
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Paul paced off the field and reported it was 93 by 45 meters. Tracy used a tape measure and reported 92.85 meters by 45.04 meters. Paul's measures had 2 significant digits, but Tracy's measures were more accurate with 4 significant digits.
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