Budget Speech 2010 by Lai Ziying

S$5.5 billion is an approximated figure.

5%, 3% are approximated figures.
$8.5 billion is an approximated figure.$14.9 billion is an exact figure.
2.0% and 10% are approximated figures.


1 comment:

  1. Ziying

    Indeed, most of the figures mentioned in the Budget news article are approximated, especially those projected figures.

    Almost all figures are approximated to 1 or 2 significant figures. This is an unique case, when the context makes reference to very huge figures, e.g. Population and Budget.

    Perhaps the exact figures comes in the form of timeframe, e.g. to achieve a target within N number of years. Then N could be considered as an exact figure.