## Elementary Technical Mathematics

To find the number of significant digits in the measurement $100.020~in$, we follow the rules on page 162 of the book. We use rule #1: all non-zero digits are significant. Thus "1,2" are significant. We also use rule #2: all zeros between significant digits are significant; that is, we have here 3 zeros which are significant. We also use rule #4: all zeros to the right of a significant digit and decimal point are significant; that is, we have here 1 zero which is significant. Thus, there are 6 significant digits.