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Comment Re:There's Your Problem Right There (Score 1) 1108

did you even read the first 5 sentences?

The significant figures (also called significant digits) of a number are those digits that carry meaning contributing to its precision. This includes all digits except:
leading and trailing zeros which are merely placeholders to indicate the scale of the number.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"