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  • 3 years ago

how many significant figures are there in 3020

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  1. mridul1
    • 3 years ago
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    3

  2. 03453660
    • 3 years ago
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    why the last zero is not significant

  3. mridul1
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    in counting the no. of significant figures zeros at last are not considered significant because the do not increase the accuracy of the measurement instead they tend to increase the power of the number. the number can be written as 30.2 x (10^2)

  4. sonofa_nh
    • 3 years ago
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    there's 4

  5. sonofa_nh
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    the last zero does count

  6. sonofa_nh
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    the only time a zero doesn't get counted in sig figures is when it is before the whole number...such as 000000003020

  7. sonofa_nh
    • 3 years ago
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    would still be 4 sig figures

  8. Stleaveland
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    No, there's 3 as there isn't a period afterwards the zero so it doesn't count.

  9. stormfire1
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    The number is ambiguous in the significant figure realm. If it had a decimal at the end, the answer would clearly be 4. In the strictest sense, the answer is 3 since leading and trailing zeros are not significant if they only serve as placeholders.

  10. pnm
    • 3 years ago
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    we can not tell how many significant figures since the number given is uncertain.

  11. thabs
    • 3 years ago
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    this doesn't make any sence because there is a missing decimal point at the end of the given number.

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