Just for reference, the question is,
What partial pressure of oxygen is a scuba diver breathing if the total pressure is 6.3 atm and 20 percent of the air is oxygen?
I understand the question and how to solve it and all that
BUT
I am unsure whether there are 1 or 2 sig figs in 20% & whether 20% is considered 0.2 or 0.20.
(After all, I can't find the right answer if I don't know the correct number of significant figures in my answer.)
Thanks!
What partial pressure of oxygen is a scuba diver breathing if the total pressure is 6.3 atm and 20 percent of the air is oxygen?
I understand the question and how to solve it and all that
BUT
I am unsure whether there are 1 or 2 sig figs in 20% & whether 20% is considered 0.2 or 0.20.
(After all, I can't find the right answer if I don't know the correct number of significant figures in my answer.)
Thanks!

1 significant figure in 20%
it is 0.2 if you put it in decimal form.
It can also be 2 significant figure if you place a decimal after the zero so be careful with that.
20.% = 2 sig fig
20% = 1 sig fig
it is 0.2 if you put it in decimal form.
It can also be 2 significant figure if you place a decimal after the zero so be careful with that.
20.% = 2 sig fig
20% = 1 sig fig