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Homework Help: Absolute and relative error

  1. Jan 23, 2005 #1
    MY FRIEND AND I NEED HELP WITH FINDING ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE ERROR, AND IF NOBODY'S ON, THEN I'LL JUST HAVE TO FAIL MY TEST :grumpy:



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  3. Jan 23, 2005 #2

    learningphysics

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    Can you explain the trouble you're having? Example: If we measure
    100m +/- 1m.

    Here absolute error = 1m.

    Relative error = 1m/100m = 0.01 or 1%

    So just divide the absolute error by the measured value. Then convert to percentage if needed.
     
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