When determining significant figures, you should always start from the left and select numbers based on their importance. Prime numbers, square roots, important dates in history; these are all significant figures and you should include them in your final answers.
It's all in the hips.
This looks like the end for young Happy Gilmore.
"When a calendar comes to the end of a cycle, it just rolls over into the next cycle. In our Western society, every year 31 December is followed, not by the End of the World, but by 1 January. So 22.214.171.124.0 in the Mayan calendar will be followed by 0.0.0.0.1 - or good-ol' 22 December 2012, with only a few shopping days left to Christmas." - Excerpt from Dr Karl's "Great Moments in Science".
i see why it's used, but it's stupid a lot of the times. you get an answer thats like 2434 and it's like only 1 sig fig so now you answer is 2000. 2000 and 2434 are pretty different numbers if you were actually using them for something.
motherdrizzlinSL: no, it was disturbing. I thought my fecal matter was going to retreat back into my bowels.