Significant Digits

What are significant digits?

Significant digits are also known as significant figures. These are the total number of digits present in the given number, except the number of zeros before the first numeral from the extreme right.

Let us now learn to count the number of digits. The basic rules for significant digits:

The position of decimal is not considered.

All the zeros before the first numeral are not counted.

All the zeros in between the numerals are counted.

All the zeros after the numeral are counted.

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