Significant Figures and Scientific Notation


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How many significant figures are in 54,050?

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1. If you add 50.0 mL of water to a beaker containing 22 mL of water, then how much water do you have in the beaker?


The area of a rectangle can be found by multiplying its length by its width. What is the area of a rectangle that is 5.6 cm in length and 9.24 cm wide?

Report your answer with the correct number of significant figures.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of significant figures and scientific notation. Some topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz have to do with water measurements and the area of a rectangle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Identify significant figures in a given number
  • Figuring the mass and density of a liquid
  • Identifying a representation of scientific notation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about significant figures and scientific notation in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to find the area of a rectangle
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the number of significant figures in 54,050 and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the total amount of water in a beaker when considering the pre-existing and added amounts

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, study the lesson titled, Significant Figures and Scientific Notation. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what the precision of an instrument refers to
  • Define significant figure
  • Learn the process for converting from scientific notation to standard notation