Zeros as Significant Figures

Zeros as Significant Figures

Author: Sarah Kummeth

Understand when a zero is significant and when it is just a placeholder.

Know how to use scientific notation to clearly express the desired number of significant figures.

In this packet you will learn to spot a zero when it is considered a significant figure, and when it is just a place holder, as well as learning how to give scientific notation with the correct amount of significant figures.

Start with the ways to identify a significant figure or placeholder, then move on to scientific notation.

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