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Rounding is used to get an approximate answer to a more complex calculation or to ensure that your answer has the correct level of accuracy.
The significant figures of a number are those digits that show the precision of a measurement and is used in mainly in scientific calculations.
Order of operations
Mathematical expressions are written to convey specific information. For this reason, mathematicians have established a convention that specifies the order in which operations are to be performed.
Refreshes the concept of percentages, converting between fractions and percentages and calculating percentage increase and decrease.
Scientific notation is when numbers are written as a multiplication of a number between −10 and 10 and a power of ten, which is useful for extremely large or small numbers.
One of the most important skills in algebra is to be able to rearrange equations. This QuickTip works through how to do this for simple equations.
In many courses in your degree you will need to construct graphs or tables, insert them correctly into assignments and refer to them in your written material. This QuickTip highlights a few guidelines for creating graphs.
Successfully communicating mathematical material is an essential skill, whether you are writing an assignment, a scientific paper, or a technical report. This QuickTip shows how to present numbers, units, and equations.