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why the last zero is not significant
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mridul1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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)
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sonofa_nhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the last zero does count
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sonofa_nhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the only time a zero doesn't get counted in sig figures is when it is before the whole number...such as 000000003020
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sonofa_nhBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
would still be 4 sig figures
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StleavelandBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No, there's 3 as there isn't a period afterwards the zero so it doesn't count.
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stormfire1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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.
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pnmBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
we can not tell how many significant figures since the number given is uncertain.
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thabsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
this doesn't make any sence because there is a missing decimal point at the end of the given number.
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