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# What are significant digits? How can you tell whether zeros are significant?

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Digits that completely determine the size of something and that are allowed by the measurement resolution are called significant digits.

For example, suppose you have to measure a length of $215.7\text{mm}$ by using the ruler in millimeters. $2$, $1$, $5$ are significant digits and the result is $215\text{mm}$.

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