### what is s.f??

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Posted by U15358203 (U15358203) on Thursday, 26th July 2012

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  Hello,
S.F stands for Significant Figure(s)

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Posted by lunar (U15235318) on Tuesday, 7th August 2012

s.f stands for significant figure

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Posted by U15395822 (U15395822) on Saturday, 18th August 2012

s.f stands for signaficant figures

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Posted by U15401025 (U15401025) on Thursday, 23rd August 2012

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  Significant Figure

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Posted by U15034743 (U15034743) on Wednesday, 29th August 2012

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  S.F. Basically stands for: ' A Significant Number'

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Posted by beth (U15408972) on Friday, 31st August 2012

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  significant factor i think it like 0.098 9 would be it because it's the first s.f (0 is int one any other number is

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Posted by star (U15409085) on Friday, 31st August 2012

scale factor

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Posted by U15414861 (U15414861) on Wednesday, 5th September 2012

significant figures

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Posted by U15411234 (U15411234) on Wednesday, 5th September 2012

Actually it stands for significant figures.

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Posted by U15416423 (U15416423) on Thursday, 6th September 2012

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  i think it means significant figure.

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Posted by Emma (U15419292) on Sunday, 9th September 2012

i was told that it's aignificant figure
what is it?????????????????????????
a significant figure is just like finding a decimal place of a number but instead of counting after you start counting at the begining of the number 9unless it starts with a zero then you count after the zero/s)
for example:

2 s.f

034.678 the answer would be 035.000

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Posted by U15424276 (U15424276) on Thursday, 13th September 2012

Significant figure

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Posted by U15438572 (U15438572) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

significant figure

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Posted by U15456390 (U15456390) on Thursday, 11th October 2012

Significant figures

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Posted by jj (U15457959) on Friday, 12th October 2012

standard form

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Posted by U15475041 (U15475041) on Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

S.F is short for 'significant figure' so if a question was what is 2s.f of 34678 you write down the first two digits and then the other digits are zero's its the same with the others its just the number before the s.f is how many digits from the left side and the rest are 0's hope that helped.

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Posted by LolliePop (U14959863) on Thursday, 25th October 2012

It means s-significant f-figueres
0 does not count as an S.F

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Posted by U15481763 (U15481763) on Sunday, 28th October 2012

sf means significant figure

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Posted by U15337925 (U15337925) on Monday, 29th October 2012

it means significant figure

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Posted by rebecca (U15489343) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012

s.f is Standard Index Form.S.f is a methord of writing really big numbers or really small numbers.It is often represented as:

a number between 1 and 10 x 10 to the power.
Eg:Felix jumped from 120000ft
the number between 1 and 10=1.2
we jumped the decimal place(d.p) 5 places
5

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Posted by maverickboy (U15495244) on Thursday, 8th November 2012

s.f is short for scale factor which is how you enlarge shaps or make them smaller if this helps

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Posted by livpop (U15508457) on Tuesday, 20th November 2012

it means scale factor- as in how much bigger or smaller you have enlarged a shape by -
e.g i enlarged a shape by sf 2 means i doubled the size .

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Posted by Phoebe (U15481271) on Wednesday, 21st November 2012

Significant figure 'xo

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Posted by U15331428 (U15331428) on Friday, 30th November 2012

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  significant figure

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Posted by student_9 (U15524029) on Saturday, 1st December 2012

student feedback

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Posted by U15525013 (U15525013) on Sunday, 2nd December 2012

sf, is a significant figure,

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Posted by OpalCaramelHedgehog (U15529800) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

s.f stands for scale factor in enlargments

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Posted by hamza (U15529837) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

Significant figure.
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Posted by grumslytev (U15533927) on Monday, 10th December 2012

it stands for significant figures

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Posted by ella1999 (U15540224) on Sunday, 16th December 2012

it means significant figures,

for example 2.345

to 1 s.f =

2.3

but if the next number is 5 or higher, you would round up.

so 2.371 would = to 1 s.f=

2.4

hope that helps.

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Posted by bossabes (U15540777) on Sunday, 16th December 2012

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  s.f means significant figures (posted by a year 9)

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Posted by U15560866 (U15560866) on Friday, 4th January 2013

it means signifigant figure been learning it recently.. you would get asked what is 1sf of a number.

if you have a number-

56,7456

the answer for 1sf would be 60,0000
the answer for 2sf would be 57,0000

but if the number was-

000678

and you got asked what is 1sf... zero is not a signifigant figure and any number other than one is! So the answer for 1sf would be:
700 you dont need to include the zeros at the front.
Hope this helps

thanks ths was really helpful for me

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Posted by ollieMcd (U15563849) on Sunday, 6th January 2013

it means significant figure

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Posted by ILoveZacEfronX (U15569181) on Thursday, 10th January 2013

S.f means Significant Figures. They can also be called Sig Figs For short.

Hope this helps

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Posted by Bekahm (U15577120) on Wednesday, 16th January 2013

s.f means significant figure

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Posted by U15582567 (U15582567) on Sunday, 20th January 2013

i was told that it's aignificant figure
what is it?????????????????????????
A significant figure is of a number are those digits that carry meaning contributing to its precision.

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Posted by ann (U15405683) on Sunday, 20th January 2013

Significant Figure.. each of the digits of a number that are used to express the degree of accuracy.

~Ann xx Birds!! xx

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Posted by Phoebe (U15481271) on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

Actually... I think it means Scale Factor :/

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Posted by U15220720 (U15220720) on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

significant figures

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Posted by U15589157 (U15589157) on Thursday, 24th January 2013

Significant Figures

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Posted by U15595717 (U15595717) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

it means significant figure

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Posted by U15601370 (U15601370) on Sunday, 3rd February 2013

The abbreviation (sf) is also called significant figures of a number are those digits that carry meaning contributing to its precision. The rules for round up and down are the same as to decimal places and they are:

- if the next number is 5 or more, we round up
- if the next number is 4 or less, we do not round up

The word significant means "important". E.g. In the bumber 365645, the "3" is the digit with the most importance. In the number 0.0000058763, the "5" is the digit with the most importance.

Example question: -

What would you get if you wrote 0.0000058763 correct to 2 significant figures?

Answer: - 0.0000059 because the first 2 digits with the most importance is the 5 and the 8. This means we round the 8 up resulting in the answer given.

It just takes plenty of practice n then ull be really confident with them. I hope i helped!!!

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Posted by BlueVioletFunkyGoat (U15606061) on Wednesday, 6th February 2013

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/  S.F means significant figure. The first significant figure of a number is the first digit which is not zero. hope this helps!

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Posted by U15609424 (U15609424) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

please can someone explain what s.f. stands for? i'm confused :/
s.f stands for scale factor...

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Posted by U15613490 (U15613490) on Tuesday, 12th February 2013

significant figures! :D

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Posted by U15613490 (U15613490) on Tuesday, 12th February 2013

it also means significant figures.

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Posted by U15507752 (U15507752) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

significant figure

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Posted by Misty214 (U14831355) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

s.f stands for significant figure !!! For example in a test somebody asked you to find out this too 3 S.f then it would come to this:
72 / 65 = 1.0760923..........

So what you would do is basically use three numbers so the answer would be :

= 1.07

Hope this helps xxxx

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Posted by PeachRunningGoose (U15627360) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

Doesnt it mean significant figure???

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