Problem: How many significant figures are contained in each of the following measurements?(a) 38.7 g(b) 2 × 1018 m(c) 3,486,002 kg(d) 9.74150 × 10−4 J(e) 0.0613 cm3(f) 17.0 kg(g) 0.01400 g/mL

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To determine the number of significant figures in a number use the following 3 rules:

  1. Non-zero digits are always significant
  2. Any zeros between two significant digits are significant
  3. A final zero or trailing zeros in the decimal portion ONLY are significant
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How many significant figures are contained in each of the following measurements?

(a) 38.7 g
(b) 2 × 1018 m
(c) 3,486,002 kg
(d) 9.74150 × 10−4 J
(e) 0.0613 cm3
(f) 17.0 kg
(g) 0.01400 g/mL

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