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## How do you find 1 significant figure?

To round to a significant figure:

- look at the first non-zero digit if rounding to one significant figure.
- look at the digit after the first non-zero digit if rounding to two significant figures.
- draw a vertical line after the place value digit that is required.
- look at the next digit.

## What is the significant figure of 250?

2 significant figures

The number 250 has 2 significant figures.

**What is the significant figure of 320?**

two significant digits

320 has two significant digits (This zero is to the left of the decimal point – not significant.) 400.00 has five significant digits (The two zeros to the right of the decimal point are significant because they are to the right of the “4”.

### What is the significant figure of 200?

ONE significant figure

200 is considered to have only ONE significant figure while 25,000 has two. This is based on the way each number is written. When whole number are written as above, the zeros, BY DEFINITION, did not require a measurement decision, thus they are not significant.

### How many significant figures does 820 have?

2 significant digits

The number of significant digits, or significant figures, in a given number is the number of digits after the given number has been put into scientific notation. For example, 820 (8.2×102) has 2 significant digits (8 and 2), and 0.820 (8.20×10-1) has 3 significant digits (8, 2, and 0).

**Which is a significant figure with only one SIG?**

In the expression of 0.001, 1 is said to be as significant fig, hence 0.001 has only 1 sig. fig. By sig rules, any trailing zero before the decimal point does not count. For example, 1000, 100, 10 all have only 1 sig fig. E:g – 101 have 3 and 1001 have 4 significant figs respectively.

## Can a result have more than one significant figure?

The result of an operation cannot have more significant figures that the value with the least number of significant figures. For example, when performing the operation 12.13 + 1.72 + 0.45, the value with the least number of sig figs ( 2) is 0.45. Hence, the result must have two significant figures as well: 12.13 +…

## What do significant figures in a number mean?

Thank you. What are significant figures? Significant figures, or sig figs for short, are the meaningful digits in a number. Often, leading zeroes or trailing zeroes can be removed and the number remains just as accurate (004 means the same as 4, for example).

**How to round a 5 digit number to 3 significant figures?**

For instance: If there is a need to round a 5 digit number to 3 significant figures (sig figs), then all you need to drop the last 2 digits and simply round off the last digit of the remaining number. To get a proper idea, let’s look at the given example of how you can round off a 4 digit number to 3 significant figures (sig figs).