# How many significant figures are there in the number 24.006?

##### 2 Answers

Sep 2, 2016

There are five significant figures.

#### Explanation:

A significant figure is one that has been experimentally determined by a measurement. Numbers generated by calculations are not significant.

The .006 would not have been written ( at least correctly) if the value had not been measured to nearest nearest one thousandth (

The .006 has three significant numbers.

The 24. has also been measured for two more significant numbers.

There are a total of five significant numbers.

( This is a very precise balance.)

Nov 25, 2016

There are five significant figures in

#### Explanation:

Two important rules for determining how many significant figures are in a number are:

- Non-zero digits are always significant.
- Zeros between two significant digits are significant.

In the number

- The numbers
#2, 4# , and#6# are significant. - The zeroes are between
#4# and#6# , so they are significant.

All the digits are significant.

∴ There are 5 significant figures.