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Unformatted text preview: , count all digits to the right of the decimal point, . To count significant digits (or figures) , locate the leftmost nonzero digit, and count it and all digits to the right of it. Example 2 (Counting Decimal Places and Significant Digits) Consider: 70.1230 This is written out to four decimal places . We count the four digits after the decimal point. This is written out to six significant digits . We include the two digits to the left of the decimal point. The 0 at the end indicates that we claim accuracy to four decimal places. Writing 70.123 would not have had that effect. We call 70 the integer part of this decimal....
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