# How would you round 0.0523 to one significant figure?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 12, 2018

0.05

#### Explanation:

A significant figure begins at any number other than 0.

Therefore 0.0523 is at 3 significant figures. Remember that any number lower than 5 gets rounded down.

So 0.0523 becomes 0.052.

0.052 becomes 0.05

0.05 is now a number with 1 significant figure.