# 5) How many significant figures are in the number 0.02?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 7, 2016

#### Answer:

One.

#### Explanation:

Significant figures are all the number which follow the first non-zero number, including the first non-zero number itself. In this case, there is only one significant figure, because there are no numbers following the first non-zero digit: the two in the hundredths column.