# How many significant figures does 0.098560 have?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 10, 2016

#### Answer:

Five.

#### Explanation:

You count a *terminal zero after a decimal point* as significant, but a *leading* zero before or after a secimal point is never significant.

Blue digits -- nonzero digits or any zero between two nonzero digits is significant.

Gold digit -- terminal zeroes after a decimal point are significant.