# significant digit

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## significant digit

[sig′nif·i·kənt ‚dij·ət]
(mathematics)
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Fortunately not; the transducer has just not finished yet: With the input [0, 1, 1, 1], which is the binary expansion of 14 from the least significant to the most significant digit, we would stop in the nonfinal state with label 2, as we can see by typing
After analyzing the five groups of numberical examples, it can be found that when copmleting the division calculation according to the input of significant digit G, the value F will increase as G increases, which means that the iterative number will increase with the increased requirements of the computational accuracy of quotient.
Two points on each curve will be given as reference values which are accurate to 11 significant digits. Points on the line [beta] = [alpha] - 1 where the boundary line separates subphase [n/[infinity]] from subphase [(n + 2)/[infinity]] for n = 2, 4, 6, ...
ZM1' is the partial quotient decremented by one least significant digit (LSD), and ZP1' is the partial quotient incremented by one LSD.
* MSD - most significant digit, that processes the elements starting from the most significant digit and moves towards the least significant one.
An n-dimensional tensor A with elements in C can be converted to an integer by the function [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.], which treats the elements of the tensor as digits base k, where the elements are taken in row major order, treating the first as the least significant digit, and the last as the most significant.
As can be seen while reviewing the las column in the table, a difference appears in the fourth significant digit for the worst result and up to the fifth digit for the best, which is located at R=1.40 bohr.
Within that data structure, a single integer variable (ILD [index last digit]) contained the location within the array Digit of the most significant digit of the stored integer.
The purpose of this work makes it imperative for one to clarify certain questions, for example: Is it not so that any of the nine digits, 1, 2, 3, ..., 9, have the same probability of occurrence as the first significant digit of a number?
A significant Digit x T interaction was also found, wherein index finger CoVs reached stable values several minutes earlier than did those for the thumb (Figure 4).

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