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Solution: You weigh an object on a balance and read the mass in grams ...

Question

You weigh an object on a balance and read the mass in grams according to the picture. How many significant figures are in this measurement?

Video Transcript

Hey guys, so in this question we have to figure out how many significant figures are present in the measurement that they give us. So the measurement is 21.427. Since we're not dealing with any zero's this is actually going to be really easy since they're all real numbers, this is just going to be counting the numbers.

So we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 significant figures. Remember, it only gets complicated when you have zero's in there it depends on where they're placed but since they're all numbers, they're all significant. See you guys soon.