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## How many significant figures does the number 48.050 have?

5 significant figures

## How many significant figures does 0.08546000 have?

seven significant figures

## How many significant figures are in pi?

8 significant digits

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## How many significant figures does 37.0 have?

Counting significant figures: Zeros will count when they are trapped by nonzero digits like in 4509 (4 sig figs) or when the zeros follow both the decimal and the nonzero digits like in 37.0 or . 370 (both with 3 sig figs).

## How many significant figures does 0.001 have?

one significant figure

six digits

## How many significant figures does 0.100 have?

three significant figures

## How many significant figures does 0.003 have?

[0.0050200 ] (Leading zeroes are not significant, but the tailing zeroes are significant, because the number has a decimal point.) Do not confuse the number of sig….[Extra practice: Brady & Senese 5th Ed, p.30 #36 & 37]

# of sig. fig. # of decimal places
c) 0.003 1 3
d) 0.00170 3 5
e) 3,000 assume 1
f) 3,000. 4

## How many significant figures does 0.00120 have?

three significant digits

2 significant

## How many significant figures does 10000 have?

How Many Significant Figures?

Number Scientific Notation Significant Figures
10000 1.0×104 1
0.0010 1.0×10-3 3
15.0 1.5×101 3
15.0 1.5×101 3

3 significant

## How many significant figures does 210 have?

Rounding

Number of Significant Figures Rounded Value
5 207.52 8 rounds the 1 up to 2
4 207.5 2 is dropped
3 208 5 rounds the 7 up to 8
2 210 8 is replaced by a 0 and rounds the 0 up to 1

four

## How many significant figures does 246.32 have?

Sig Figs

How many sig figs in the number: 246.32 5
How many sig figs in the number: 107.854 6
How many sig figs in the number: 100.3 4
How many sig figs in the number: 0.678 3
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## How many significant figures does 2300 have?

Examples

Number 0.00109 2300
Sig. Fig. 3 2

## How many significant figures are in the measurement 1300 g?

Example: 130.00 g (5 sig figs). The number 1,300 has trailing zeros, but no decimal point. The zeros are just placeholders (2 sig figs). If the number had been 1,300., the expressed decimal would make all 4 digits significant.

## How many significant digits does 500 have?

How does sig figs checking work?

1234 = 4 significant figures
500 = 1 significant figure
500. = 3 significant figures
1300 = 2 significant figures
2.000 = 4 significant figures

## How many significant figures is 560?

2 sig figs

Leading zeros (zeros before non-zero numbers) are not significant. For example, 0.00052 has two significant figures: 5 and 2. Trailing zeros (zeros after non-zero numbers) in a number without a decimal are generally not significant (see below for more details). The trailing zeros do not count as significant.

## What is the purpose of leading zeros?

Leading zeros are used to make ascending order of numbers correspond with alphabetical order: e.g., 11 comes alphabetically before 2, but after 02. (See, e.g., ISO 8601.)

## How do you know if zeros are significant?

Non-zero digits are always significant. Any zeros between two significant digits are significant. A final zero or trailing zeros in the decimal portion ONLY are significant.

## What does trailing zeros mean?

In mathematics, trailing zeros are a sequence of 0 in the decimal representation (or more generally, in any positional representation) of a number, after which no other digits follow. For example, 14000 has three trailing zeros and is therefore divisible by 1000 = 103, but not by 104.

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## Are all trailing zeros significant?

The trailing zeros do not count as significant. Trailing zeros in a number containing a decimal point are significant. For example, 12.2300 has six significant figures: 1, 2, 2, 3, 0, and 0. The number 0.still has only six significant figures (the zeros before the 1 are not significant).

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## How many significant digits should be reported?

one significant digit

## What does 3 significant figures mean?

The third significant figure of a number is the digit after the second significant figure. This is true even if the digit is zero, and so on. Hence the third significant figure of 20,499 is 4 and the fourth is 9, as are the third and fourth significant figures of 0.0020499.

## How do you round to 2 significant figures?

Rounding to significant figures

1. look at the first non-zero digit if rounding to one significant figure.
2. look at the digit after the first non-zero digit if rounding to two significant figures.
3. draw a vertical line after the place value digit that is required.
4. look at the next digit.
5. if it’s 5 or more, increase the previous digit by one.

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