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Significant Digits and Scientific Notation Part 1: Determine the number of significant digits in each number and write out the specific significant digits. 1. 405000 2. 0.0098 3. 39.999999 4. 13.00 5. 80,000,089 6. 55,430.00 7. 0.000033 8. 620.030

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1. Zeroes between other digits are always significant. Zeroes at the end of a number are only significant if they are behind a decimal point. 405000 has 3 significant digits (could be written 405E3)

2. Zeroes placed before other digits are not significant:

0.0098 has 2...

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