Significant Figures. Rules and Applications. Rules for Determining Significant Figures. 1.) All Non-Zero digits are Significant. For example: 134.987 m = SIX Significant Figures. 2.) All Zeros between two non-zero digits are significant.
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Rules and Applications
Problem: 1.0521 g + 2.52 g
3.57 g (NOT = 3.5721 g)
Problem: 32.00 m x 1.015 m x 120 m
= 3897.6 m
32.00 = 4
1.015 = 4
120 = 2
Answer must have 2 Sig. Figs: = 3900 m