please explain why the zeroes at the end or right of a number are significant when they are on the right side of the decimal point while they have no value when seen in view of mathematics

Asked by damarlasumanjali | 23rd Jun, 2014, 07:57: PM

Expert Answer:

The zeroes at the end or right of a number are significant when they are on the right side of the decimal point.
For example: 10.0 and 8.5000 have 3 and 5 significant numbers respectively.
If a scale is signifcant upto second decimal place that means we can measure upto 10.00 10.01, 10.02 instead of 10, 11, 12 or 10.0, 10.1 etc, then the last zero becomes significant in 10.00.
while the zero on the left that means 010.00 is not significant as it will not play any role in the measurement.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 24th Jun, 2014, 10:11: AM