Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.11 - Rounding Numbers - Exercises - Page 67: 34



Work Step by Step

The three zeros from the left are not significant. Thus, rounding to three significant digits means rounding off the number to the nearest hundred thousandths. The hundred thousandths digit $8$ is followed by a $9$ so round up to $9$ and omit the rest of the decimals to its right to obtain: $0.00119$
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