We are asked to round off the diameter of Jupiter at its equator which is 142984 km to 4 significant figures.
Remember the rules in determining the number of significant figures:
1. If your number has a decimal point, start counting from left to right (→).
→ Start counting when you get your first non-zero number and keep counting until the end.
2. If your number has no decimal point, start counting from right to left (←).
→ Similarly, start counting when you get your first non-zero number and keep counting until the end.
To round off the diameter to 4 significant figures, we may express it in terms of scientific notation.
The diameter of Jupiter at its equator is 142984 km.
Round off this quantity to four significant figures.
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