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# Counting Significant Figures in Numerical Values

**Chapter 1, Problem 1**

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**QUESTION:**

How many significant figures do each of the following numbers have:

(a) 214,

(b) 81.60,

(c) 7.03,

(d) 0.03,

(e) 0.0086,

(f) 3236, and

(g) 8700?

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##### Counting Significant Figures in Numerical Values

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**QUESTION:**

How many significant figures do each of the following numbers have:

(a) 214,

(b) 81.60,

(c) 7.03,

(d) 0.03,

(e) 0.0086,

(f) 3236, and

(g) 8700?

**ANSWER:**

Step 1 of 7:

(a) 214

It has 3 significant digits, namely:2, 1 and 4.