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Fri August 10, 2012 By:

Why is zero written after a decimal point significant?

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Fri August 10, 2012
The zero after a decimal point considered as significant digit because that is the defined, accepted convention.

12 is 12 +/- 0.5
12.0 is 12 +/- 0.05
12.00 is 12 +/- 0.005
12.000 is 12 +/- 0.0005
etc.

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