Say you have two measurements of the same quantity:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

t = 500 +- 20 +- 3

t = 600 +- 90 +- 10

where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic.

What is the correct way of combining the systematic errors?

i.e., if I want to put both measurements together into

t = x +- dx1 +- dx2

How should I obtain dx2?

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# Combining measurements

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