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The Rules for Zeros


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LPH submitted a new blog post:

The Rules for Zeros

Many students are perplexed by the significant figures rules for zeros. Most accept that non-zeros are significant but become uncertain (pun intended) when considering zeros. It is easiest to consider the zeros from the left to the right of non-zeros.

Left (Leading)
Zeros to the left of non zeros are always insignificant.

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