Significant Figures Quiz

Significant Figures Quiz

Created by beateach

Using significant figures correctly is important when interpreting and reporting data. Let's see what you know about using significant figures.

  • Question 1

    When adding or subtracting numbers, count the number of decimal places to determine the number of significant figures. The answer can contain more places after the decimal point than the smallest number of decimal places in the numbers added or subtracted. 

  • Question 2

    When multiplying or dividing numbers, count the number of significant figures.  The answer cannot contain more significant figures than the number being multiplied or divided with the least number of significant figures.

  • Question 3

     Zeros which are both to the right of the decimal point and at the end of the number are ALWAYS significant.

  • Question 4

    Non-zero digits are always significant, no matter where they are placed in a number.

  • Question 5

    When determining significant figures, you should always count leading zeros.

  • Question 6

    Zeros located between significant digits are always significant.

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