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Q: Which digit in the following number is the one that determines it precision 16.82?

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The "2".

7

The farthest to the right.

3

2

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It has no precision, since there is no following number.

The "2".

3

7

8

7

In this case with 234.896 the last digit, '6' determines the precision since in is the last non-zero digit.

The farthest to the right.

Always the last number, so in this example the precision is to hundredths.

If a number is given to the true degree of precision, this is always determined by its last digit - in this case, 6.

3

None of them, you do that! You have given it to the precision of 3 decimal places or 6 significant figures however.

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