Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 21 - 26) Section 1.7 while completing this problem.How many significant figures are in each number?(a) 46 km(b) 3 dollars(c) 3.04x103 m(d) 0.00405 s(e) 10.26 km(f) 40,600 m

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(a) 46 km

• no leading or trailing zeroes in the measurement

• all nonzero digits are significant

# of significant figures = 2

(b) 3 dollars

• not a measurement → exact number

• no uncertainty → no limit on the number of significant figures

The number is unlimited.

(c) 3.04x103 m

• scientific notation

• all digits before and after the decimal is significant

• multiple of 10 and its exponent are ignored

# of significant figures = 3

(d) 0.00405 s

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You may want to reference (Pages 21 - 26) Section 1.7 while completing this problem.

How many significant figures are in each number?

(a) 46 km

(b) 3 dollars

(c) 3.04x103 m

(d) 0.00405 s

(e) 10.26 km

(f) 40,600 m


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