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How many significant digits does 300 have?

My physics teacher today told me it has 3, according to physics, and 1 according to chemistry. Is that true or was he ting? Grade 11 physics by the way.
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sig figs?
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I think he's right, I hated those sig figs last year
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The answer is 1

If the number is actually 300. there are 3 sig figures
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The answer is 1

If the number is actually 300. there are 3 sig figures
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42 of course.
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i think

what is 300 to 3 sig figs?
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how horribly mind-numbing........
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he's right. in chem, you need a decimal to make those 0's sig figs... in physics you don't
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3.0 x 10^2 = 300 = 1 sig. digit
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