# What is a meaningful digit in a measured quantity said to be?

Oct 23, 2017

#### Answer:

It depends... on the instrument of measurement. The term however is significant figure.

#### Explanation:

To be sure,

Graduations are in 1mL. Thus, I may measure it to 0.x.

I would read this as approximately $35.5 m L$, you may read it differently, which is why the concept of precision exists.