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Examples for sig figs
Updated: 9/24/2020
Examples for sig figs
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  • Any number that is not zero is significant!Ex/ 252 has 3 sig figs
  • Determining number of sig figs
  • Zeros between significant numbers are significantEx/ 2045 has 4 sig figs
  • Determining number of sig figs
  • Determining number of sig figs
  • Zeros that are at the end or trailing in numbers with a decimal point are significant. Zeros directly after the decimal point with significant numbers after them are NOT significantEx/ .3400 - 4 sig figs.0098 - 2 sig figs
  • Adding & Subtracting
  • Count the amount of decimal places/sig figs to the right of the decimal point. Ex/ 23.505 has 3Add or subtract like you normally would 23.505 + 1.7+ 14.12 = 39.325least amount of sig figs is 139.325 = 39.3
  • The least amount of sig figs in the WHOLE number is the amount that will be in the answer20 x 3.75 x 2.387This means that the answer will have 1 sig 179.025 = 200
  • Multiplying & Dividing
  • The End
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