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The following three questions refer to the material you were to read in preparation for the lab. Questions one requires you to write complete sentence responses. Question 2 calls only for a mathematical answer.

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You are going to measure the length, width, and height of a block of wood. A part of the Meter stick you will be using is shown in the picture above. Each number (1,2,3) corresponds to a centimeter. There are ten small divisions between each numbered centimeter.
(A)How many numbers would you expect to find on a full meter stick?
(B)What is the name given to the distance between each small line on the meter stick shown?
(C)How many significant figures can you obtain if the object is somewhere between 3 and 5 centimeters long, and you use this meter stick properly?


Suppose, in another experiment, someone measured the length, width, and height of a box. The measurements are as follows: Length = 3.45 cm
Width = 2.01 cm
Height = 4.2 cm
Find the volume of the box and write your answer with the proper number of significant figures, and the correct label in the box below:

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Last Update: by Bro. R.W.Harris