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Calculating absolute error?

  1. Jan 19, 2014 #1
    calculate the absolute error of
    a) 0.0342 m +- 5%
    b) 0.0342 m +- 0.5%

    Did I do these correctly?

    a) 0.342*.05=1.71 so round it to 2 m

    b) .0342*.005=1.71 (there was a 10^something after these numbers on the calculator) so round it up to 2 meters again

    Did I do those correctly?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 19, 2014 #2
    Next time to use the HW template, so the post is well-organized.

    For your answers to the problem, yes they are right.
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