# How many sig figs should be in my answer addition?

## How many sig figs should be in my answer addition?

Rules for Using Significant Figures For addition and subtraction, the answer should have the same number of decimal places as the term with the fewest decimal places. For multiplication and division, the answer should have the same number of significant figures as the term with the fewest number of significant figures.

**How many significant figures does 120000 have?**

six sig figs

Trailing zeros (those at the end) are significant only if the number contains a decimal point; otherwise they are insignificant (they don’t count) 5.640 has four sig figs 120000. has six sig figs 120000 has two sig figs – unless you’re given additional information in the problem.

### When is an overline significant in SIG figs?

If an overline is present as in 45 0 00 the overlined zero is significant but the trailing zeros are not significant. Sig Figs? are Significant? 78800. For math with significant figures see our Significant Figures Calculator . For rounding significant figures see our Rounding Significant Figures Calculator .

**What are significant digits in a SIG fig?**

What are significant figures? Significant figures, or sig figs for short, are the meaningful digits in a number. Often, leading zeroes or trailing zeroes can be removed and the number remains just as accurate (004 means the same as 4, for example).

#### Can a number be removed from a SIG fig?

Significant figures, or sig figs for short, are the meaningful digits in a number. Often, leading zeroes or trailing zeroes can be removed and the number remains just as accurate (004 means the same as 4, for example). When removing digits, you must be able to identify the significant figures in order to retain the number’s accuracy.

**How does the Sig Significant figures calculator work?**

The calculator does the math and provides the answer rounding to the correct number of significant figures (sig figs). You can use this calculator to verify your own calculations using significant figures.