# Problem: How many significant figures are in each of the following numbers?30,800a) 2 b) 3c) 5 d) ambiguous

###### FREE Expert Solution

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.

30,800 has NO decimal point  but, has trailing zeroes

• trailing zeroes: zeroes after a non zero digit
96% (248 ratings) ###### Problem Details

How many significant figures are in each of the following numbers?

30,800

a) 2

b) 3

c) 5

d) ambiguous

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