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Number of Significant Figures
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0.01
Two leading zeros are not significant
0.007030
First 3 leading zeros are not significant, the other 2 are (between and trailing to the right of a decimal)
100.0
Last zero is significant, making the first two significant (between)
238
All significant
2.30 x 10^-2
All digits in a sci. notation coefficient (significand or mantissa) are significant
890
Zero is a trailing zero, but not to the right of a decimal point
100
Both trailing zeros are not significant
2.30
Zero is a trailing zero to the right of a decimal point, it counts
301
Zero is between two non-zeros, it counts
620.
Decimal point is an added convention to let the scientist know that everything up to the decimal point is significant
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