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Author Topic:   Pressure/Temperature Problem
Taz
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Message 2 of 5 (540861)
12-29-2009 2:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
12-29-2009 12:37 PM


Percy writes:

Which is roughly the same answer you got, except that you were a little off because you rounded 39.2 into 39, so it looks like your method was correct.


No, the correct answer is 39. 3500 only has 2 sig figs.

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Taz
Member (Idle past 2182 days)
Posts: 5069
From: Zerus
Joined: 07-18-2006


Message 5 of 5 (540992)
12-30-2009 1:39 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Dr Jack
12-30-2009 1:13 PM


Haha, I suppose you belong to the old school of thought when this was still even an issue. I belong to the newer school of thought when you work out all the variables first and then insert all the values into the final equation to crank out the answer all at once. In other words, there's no such thing as an intermediate calculation, just like there's no such thing as an intermediate evolutionary step. Hey, I just realized something. Are you a creationist trapped inside an evilutionist body?

Edit.

By the way, you're right. I just glanced through it and thought he was talking about the final answer. Yes, if it was an intermediate calculation, he should have used 39.2. I guess there's always a first time I could be wrong

Edit again.

Everyone should be required to learn how to use a graphing calculator nowadays.

Edited by Taz, : No reason given.

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