What is meant by significant figures?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 16th Apr, 2014, 03:56: PM

Expert Answer:

The significant figures refer to the number of important digits in a measured quantity which indicates confidence or precision with which scientist state a quantity.Significant figures are the digits whose values are accurately known in a particular measurement. Example: Suppose length of an object is 256.4 cm. It has four significant figures.

Answered by  | 16th Apr, 2014, 05:56: PM

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