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(I) How many significant figures do each of the following

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Problem 2P

Problem 2P

(I) 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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Solution: 2P

To find the significant figures for the following numbers:

Remarks: The number of significant figures is counted from the first nonzero digit.

  1. 214

Significant figures of the number 214

        214 = number of significant digits = [3]

      (b) 81.60

        

Significant figures of the number 81.60

81.60 = number of significant digits = [4]

       (c) 7.03

        

Significant figures of the number 7.03

7.03 = number of significant digits = [3]

       (d) 0.03

        Significant figures of the number 0.03

0.03 = number of significant digits = [1]

       (e) 0.0086

        

        Significant figures of the number 0.0086

0.0086 = number of significant digits = [2]

       (f) 3236

        Significant figures of the number 3236

3236 = number of significant digits = [4]

       (g) 8700

        Significant figures of the number 8700

81.60 = number of significant digits = [4, 3 or 2]

Depending on significance of zeros

(Zeros give only the place value of the number)

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Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
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Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

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