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Question

State the number of significant figures in the following:

0.0006032 m2

Solution

4

The given quantity is 0.0006032 m2.

If the number is less than one, then the zeroes on the right of the decimal point (but left to the first non-zero) are insignificant. Hence, all three zeroes appearing before 6 are not significant figures. All zeros between two non-zero digits are always significant. Hence, the remaining four digits are significant figures.

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Solution State the Number of Significant Figures 0.0006032 M2 Concept: Significant Figures.
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