FL 1, C/P, 18

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FL 1, C/P, 18

Postby NS_Tutor_Katelyn » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:25 pm

A student asked us: "Aren't the answers too close? Rounding up 98 to 100 and rounding down 13 to 10, then dividing them equals to 0.1 m."

The mistake there is that you cannot round 13 to 10. Generally speaking our rough limit for rounding should be about 10% of the original value, i.e. we could round 10 up to 11 or down to 9. But rounding 13 to 10 is closer to a 30% round, which is much too extreme for most MCAT questions.
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