From the above newspaper cutting,

• Identify one information where exact figure is used, and why you think the exact figure is used.

1. "16 days from opening to closing ceremony". The "16" is an exact figure as figures only as estimate when it is of a very large value, like one million.

2. Number is 28
This is probably a exact number as number of games will be shown correctly, it is not such a big number that u need to estimate and the number is not the nearest 10

3. 302 gold medals

It is an exact figure as not all of the participants will get a gold medal.

4. 205 countries participating

5. "16 Days from opening to closing ceremony" You use an exact figure when you know exactly what the number is.

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7. There are 205 countries competing in the game. I think the exact figure is used so that it will not create misunderstandings between people and to allow people to know the actual number of countries competing, as it is a fact.

8. The information about the number of sports. As the number is not huge, hence it is an exact figure.

9. '28 sports' is an exact figure as the figure is easily countable, so there is no need to round up the number.
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10. 205 nations participating in the Olympic Games. The number of nations participating is a whole number and it is countable.

11. 28 sports. I chose it because people will now how many sports there all together so they can choose which one to watch

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13. 28 sports

There will definitely be these amount of sport because representitives for each sport from each country already registered. The number will not change because preperation has already taken place and is confirmed.

14. "16 days from opening to closing ceremony". They knew what the exact figure was and the people also needed to know the exact figure.

15. 28 sports as people would want to know the exact number of sports they are having.

16. I think all the figures except the "16 days from opening to closing ceremony" do not use exact figure. That is mainly because most of them are regarding the numbers of people, tickets and so on and so forth. Since it is very troublesome to find out the actual figure, the newspaper cutting just do a rough estimation for those numbers. As it is obvious that it is 16 days from the opening to closing ceremony, thus I think that it is that phrase.

17. "16 Days from opening to closing ceremony"
I think it is an exact number so that people will know how long the ceremony will last, unlike the 120 billion yuan which is not exact as they probably round the sum off.

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18. 28 sports. It is probably accurate as the number is not that big and can be easily counted without estimating.

19. 28 Sports

I think it uses exact figure as it is small enough to find out the exact figure and there is not much need for estimation.

20. 28 sports as people would want to know how many sports will be taking place

21. 16 days.

It should be 16 as it should be accurate in showing the number of days to inform people of how long the games will be held, and the number is quite unusual (not rounded off to nearest 10)