How many significant figures are in each measured quantity?

(a) 13001 kg

(b) 13111 kg

(c) 1.30 × 104 kg

(d) 0.00013 kg

Problem 46P

How many significant figures are in each measured quantity?

(a) 13001 kg

(b) 13111 kg

(c) 1.30 × 104 kg

(d) 0.00013 kg

Solution: Here, we are going to calculate the number of significant figures in each of the given measured quantity.

Step1:

The following rules are followed to count the number of significant figures in a particular number:

All non-zero digits are significant.Zeroes between two non zero digits are significant.The zeroes preceding to the first non zero number(i.e., to the left of the first non zero number) are not significant.All zeroes placed at the end or to the right of...