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All non zero digits are...

Significant

1

Zeroes between nonzero digits are...

Significant

2

Zeros to the left of the first non zero digits are

Not significant

3

Zeros which follow a number after the decimal point are...

Significant

4

How many significant figures are there in 1.234

4

5

How many significant figures are there in 1.2

2

6

How many significant figures are there in 1002

4

7

How many significant figures are there in 3.07

3

8

How many significant figures are there in 0.001

1

9

How many significant figures are there in 0.012

2

10

How many significant figures are there in 0.023

2

11

How many significant figures are there in 0.200

3

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What is the addition and subtraction rule with significant figures?

The result is rounded off to the last common digit occurring furthest to the right in all components. E.g. 100+23.643 = 123.643
Which should be rounded to 3 significant figures.

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What is the rule with multiplication and division with significant figures?

The result should be rounded off so as to have the same number of significant figures as the number with the smallest number of significant figures e.g. 3.0(2sf)X12.60(4sf) = 37.80000 which should be rounded to 38(2sf)

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What does 7 imply a value is between?

6.5 and 7.5

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What does 7.00 imply a value is between?

7.005 and 6.995