# Find the average and uncertainty of the length of the table?

I have two measurements for the length of a table (the table is not perfect so it is prudent to measure it on both sides). I get a +/- b and c +/- d as the measurements. Suppose b does not equal d. How can I find the average and uncertainty of the length of the table?

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Integral
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Use the larger of the 2 error values.

HallsofIvy
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The "average" is, of course, the average of the two a and c measurements. The uncertainty is, as Integral said, the larger of the two errors.