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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

How many significant figures are there in (a) 78.9 ± 0.2, (b) 3.788 × 109, (c) 2.46 × 1026, (d) 0.003 2

(a)

To determine
The number of significant figure in 78.9±0.2.

Explanation

The given number has three numbers and the uncertainty is in the tenth position.

Thus, the significant figure in the term is 3

(b)

To determine
The number of significant figure in 3.788×109.

(c)

To determine
The number of significant figures in 246×106.

(d)

To determine
The number of significant figures in 0.0032.

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