Suppose I have a 20,000 counts multimeter, and I am measuring a 220k resistance with it.
The multimeter can only display a resistance below 200k as
200.00k - supposedly because of the counts. For higher resistances, it has to switch the range and starts displaying the result as
0.2200M. But this makes no sense to me: switching range doesn't require the display to change in a major way like that.
Granted, by switching range the meter loses one digit of precision, and conjuring it up would be wrong. But why not simply hide that non-existent digit, and display
220.0 k (see how the last digit is missing) instead of the less readable
0.2200M - they both have the exact same precision!
Why don't multimeters do this seemingly very sane thing, not even the very expensive ones? Am I missing something important?