how many sig figs in number  [ENDORSED]

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how many sig figs in number

Postby Kailie_Giebink_1E » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 am

is it the zeros or before the decimal or after and how does scientific notation play in here?

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Re: how many sig figs in number  [ENDORSED]

Postby Adela Henry 1I » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 am

It depends on where they fall in relation to numbers that are 1 or greater.
if the number is 0.00031 there are only 2 sig figs
if the number is 300001 then there are 6 sig figs
as far as applying this with scientific notation 0.00031 becomes 3.1x10^-4 and still has 2 sig figs
Hope this helps!

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