Elementary Technical Mathematics

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

Chapter 4 - Review - Page 207: 1



Work Step by Step

Applying the rules on page 162 of the book, we find the number of significant digits (the accuracy) of the measurement 4.06 kg. We use rule #1: all non-zero digits are significant. Thus "4,6" are significant. We also use rule #2: all zeros between significant digits are significant; that is, we have here 1 zero, which is significant. Thus, there are 3 significant digits.
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