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What makes a significant figure? Whoever can explain will get a medal and fan!

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  1. anonymous
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    @cakecup2018....can you help?

  2. lfreeman1285
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    Say you have the number 01.023900. Any number that isn't zero is a significant figure, plus any zero that is a placeholder (between two digits that aren't zero). Any zero after the final nonzero digit, if its in a decimal, is also a significant figure. So in the case of the example, there would be 7 significant figures.

  3. anonymous
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    Trailing zeros are only significant if there is a decimal. Leading zeros are not significant. Trapped zeros (between two significant figures) are significant. Can you give an example that I can explain how many sigfigs? Do help you understand?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Nope i understand now.., Thank you

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