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Hi. How do I format numbers correctly? For example, should 9431 be written just like that, or 9.431 or something else?

Feel like I get wrong on certain questions just because I have formatted the number wrong

1 Answer

It will depend on whether you want the number to be represented as an integer or a float. Integers are whole numbers with no decimal parts, therefore you would not write it with a decimal point. Floats however are decimal numbers and should be written with the decimal point. As to the number of significant figures after the decimal point is dependent on what you have been asked to do in the task