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automotive auto safety# How do you find significant figures?

Last Updated: 24th January, 2020

**There are three rules on determining how many significant figures are in a number:**

- Non-zero
**digits**are always**significant**. - Any zeros between two
**significant digits**are**significant**. - A final zero or trailing zeros in the decimal portion ONLY are
**significant**.

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Also know, what are the 5 Rules of significant figures?

**Significant Figures**

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- RULES FOR SIGNIFICANT FIGURES.
- All non-zero numbers ARE significant.
- Zeros between two non-zero digits ARE significant.
- Leading zeros are NOT significant.
- Trailing zeros to the right of the decimal ARE significant.
- Trailing zeros in a whole number with the decimal shown ARE significant.

Beside above, how many significant figures does 100 have? If you want the measurement to be **100** with three **significant figures** (implying an uncertainty of ), you could write it as **100**. (with a trailing decimal point) or, less subtly, as , or (even better) with an explicit uncertainty such as or “**100** to three **significant figures**”.

Consequently, how many significant figures does 10.0 have?

two significant digits

How many significant figures does 0.0560 have?

Answer: the **significant figures** of the number **0.0560** is 3.