# Why does my multimeter use increments of 2?

I bought a cheap multimeter (etek 10709 if you are curious) from Walmart the other day to just check out a few readings on my cars ignition system.

While I have no problem getting the reading (in ohms) I noted that all the increments were in 2s, 200 2k 20k and so on.

Does this mean whatever readings I received must half to accommodate for this?

• – John Jul 4 '13 at 0:15

• In such a case usually only the right two segments of an '7'-segment display will be implemented, just enough to display a 1. Indeed saves cost in display and its driver. – jippie Jul 4 '13 at 7:47