Problem: Use exponential notation to express the number 385,500 tod. five significant figures.

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Determine # of Significant Figures

1. If your number has a decimal point move from: left to right

  • Start counting once you get to your first non-zero number and keep counting until the end. 


2. If your number has NO decimal point move from right to left

  • Start counting once you get to your first non-zero number keep counting until the end.


385,500 → 6 sigfigs


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Use exponential notation to express the number 385,500 to

d. five significant figures.

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