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Brad Zubrick
Conn & Associates, Inc. Architects
September 5, 2012

I get different result when i increase the significant figures in column 12 to 6 instead of 3. Is there a set number of significant figures that I should follows or is it personal preference. For example, if a row in column 12 is calculating 1.000029 excel rounds down if sig. fig. is set to 3 decimal places which will inturn make the USF the same as the RSF.

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
September 6, 2012

Hi Brad,

The standard does not specify how many decimal places should be used. We use 7 decimal places for ratios and 2 decimal places for everything else. The difference will be nominal either way.

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