Significant digits. Nilufa Rahim Sept. 21, 2007. Identifying significant digits. 1 . All non-zero digits are significant. Example: '123.45' has five significant figures: 1,2,3,4 and 5. 2 . Zeros appearing in between two other significant digits are significant.
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Example:'123.45'has five significant figures: 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Example:'101.12' has five significant figures: 1,0,1,1,2.
Example:'12.2300' has six significant figures: 1,2,2,3,0 and 0.
The number '0.00122300' still only has six significant digits (the zeros before the '1' are not significant, they are place holders).
8,000.000000 has ten significant digits.
Example:'1300' has two significant figures: 1 and 3. The zeros are not considered significant because they don't have a bar. However, 1300.0 has five significant figures.