GCSE Mathematics Significant Figures, Powers & Roots, Decimal Places -- Units 2&3

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Maths Revision & Help Session
Significant Figures:
You
can us e
thi
s f
or
decimal
numb ers
and al
so whol
e numb ers.
I
f
the
fi
rst
insi
gnif
icant
number i
s a
5,
round
u p
the
last
si
gnif
ican t
number.
I
f
the
fi
rst
insi
gnif
icant
di
git
i
s a
less
than
5 you
keep t
he
last
si
gn i
fi
cant
fi
gure
the
same.
You
should
remove any
insi
gnif
icant
numbe r
s or
r
eplace t
hem w i
th
zer
os.
e.g. 1568493
rounded
to
1SF
=>
1568493
=>
2000000
R ounded
to
3SF
=>
1568493
=>
1570000
e.g. 0.
63589634
rounded
to
1SF
=>
0.63589634
=>
0.6
= 0.
60000000
(Thi
s i
sn'
t
needed)
Rounded
to
3SF
=>
0.63589634
=>
0.636
e.g. 0.
0005678391
rounded
to
1SF
=>
0.0005678391
=>
0.0006
Rounded
to
3SF
=>
0.0005678391
=>
0.000568
Decimal Places:
Thi
s can
only
be used
for
deci
ma l
numbers.
I
f
the
fi
rst
unrequi
red
numb er
i
s a
5,
round up
the
last
si
gni
fi
cant
number
.
I
f
the
fi
rst
unrequi
red
numb er
i
s a
less
than
5 you
keep t
he l
ast
si
gni
fi
cant
f
igur
e
t
he same.
You
sho ul
d r
emo ve
any numbers
that
aren'
t
needed.
e.g. 0.
678463
rounded
to
1DP
=>
0.678463
=>
0.8
Powers and Roots:
3 6
When
multiplying, yo u
add t
h e
po wers e .
g. 5 x 5 =59
When
dividing, you subtract
t
he po wers e.g .
26
÷
2 2
=54
42
When
using brackets,
you mu l
ti
ply e.
g. (3 )
= 38
1 5
When
n i
s to t
h e
power 1 i
t
is
sti
ll
n e.
g. 7 = 7 or 3 x 3 =36
0
When
n i
s to t
h e
power 0 it
eq ual
s 1 e.
g . 6 =
1
786
When
1 i
s to n power it
equal
s 1 e.g.
1 =
1
When
app l
ied
to
fractions you
a pply
the
p o we r
to both
nume r
ator
and
denomi
nat
or
e.
g.
(1 /
3 3
5)
=
( /
8 3
5)
=
83
=
512
/125

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Practice Questions:
Si
gni
fi
cant
Fi
gur
es:
1)Round
to
1 SF: A)
1368 B)
0.4782 C)
67845
D )
0.0008463
E)
3.9999 F)
9568939 G)
0.039735
2)Round
to
3 SF:
A)
1368 B)
0.4782 C)
67845
D )
0.0008463
E)
3.9999 F)
9568939 G)
0.039735
Deci
mal
Pl
aces:
1)Round
to
1 DP: A)
0.054358 B)
0.3158 C)
0.65383 D )
0.
7926
E)
7.6385 F)
0.
484564 G)
3.214375
2)Round
to
2 DP: A)
0.054358 B)
0.3158 C)
0.65383 D )
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Answers
Si
gni
fi
cant
Fi
gur
es:
1)Round
to
1 SF: A)
10000 B)
0.5 C)
70000
D )
0.0008
E)
4 F)
100000000G)
0.04
2)Round
to
3 SF:
A)
1370 B)
0.478 C)
67800
D )
0.0008
E)
4 F)
9570000 G)
0.0397
Deci
mal
Pl
aces:
1)Round
to
1 DP: A)
0.1 B)
0.3 C)
0.7 D)
0.8
E)
7.6 F)
0.
5 G)
3.2
2)Round
to
2 DP: A)
0.05 B)
0.32 C)
0.65 D)
0.79
E)
7.64 F)
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Unit 2 Maths Revision Topics
NUMBER
Fact
ors and Mult
ipl
es
Pr
ime
Fa ct
ors
LCM and
H CF
Square
a nd
C ube Numb er
s
Negati
ve Numb ers
Rul
e s
of
Indices
Fr
acti
o nal
and Negati
ve I
ndices
St
an dar
d
Form
Fr
acti
o ns
(Adding,
Subtr
a ct
ing,
Mult
ipl
ying,
Di
vidi
ng)
Fr
acti
o ns
of
Q uanti
ti
es
Deci
ma ls
Recurr
ing Decimals
(Writ
ing
as…read more

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