1) 3.461728 + 14.91 + 0.980001 + 5.2631 2) 23.1 + 4.77 + 125.39 + 3.581 In each of these two problems, examine the decimal portion only. Find the number with the LEAST number of digits in the decimal portion. In problem 1 it is the 14.91 and in problem 2 it is 23.1. That means problem 1 will have its answer rounded to the 0.01 place and problem 2 will have its answer rounded to the 0.1 place. The correct answers are 24.61 and 156.8.

3) 22.101 - 0.9307 The answer is 21.170. The first value in the problem, with three significant places to the right of the decimal point, dictates how many significant places to the right of the decimal point in the answer.

4) 0.04216 - 0.0004134 The answer is 0.04175.

5) 564,321 - 264,321 This problem is somewhat artifical. The correct answer is 300,000, BUT all of the significant figures are retained. The most correct way to write the answer would be 3.00000 x 105 or 300,000. Sorry 'bout that!

3) 22.101 - 0.9307 The answer is 21.170. The first value in the problem, with three significant places to the right of the decimal point, dictates how many significant places to the right of the decimal point in the answer.

4) 0.04216 - 0.0004134 The answer is 0.04175.

5) 564,321 - 264,321 This problem is somewhat artifical. The correct answer is 300,000, BUT all of the significant figures are retained. The most correct way to write the answer would be 3.00000 x 105 or 300,000. Sorry 'bout that!