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03453660
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1why the last zero is not significant

mridul1
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0in 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)

sonofa_nh
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the last zero does count

sonofa_nh
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the only time a zero doesn't get counted in sig figures is when it is before the whole number...such as 000000003020

sonofa_nh
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would still be 4 sig figures

Stleaveland
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, there's 3 as there isn't a period afterwards the zero so it doesn't count.

stormfire1
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The 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.

pnm
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we can not tell how many significant figures since the number given is uncertain.

thabs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1this doesn't make any sence because there is a missing decimal point at the end of the given number.
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