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## Homework Statement

[tex]\[

\[

\begin{array}{l}

{\rm{A quantity Y is given by:}} \\

Y = \frac{{4a^3 b}}{{\left( {5c^2 \sqrt {\rm{d}} } \right)}} \\

{\rm{Find the error in Y given the following errors in a, b, c, and d:}} \\

a \pm 1\% ,{\rm{ }}b \pm 0.5\% ,{\rm{ }}c \pm 2\% ,\,{\rm{ }}d \pm 1.5\% \\

\end{array}

\]

\[/tex]

## Homework Equations

Given above

## The Attempt at a Solution

I plugged the numbers into this equation and got 0.1632993162

This is not correct.

I added all the percentage errors together to get 5%. Then asked myself why I did that anyway.

Don't know how to solve this problem. I know how to find percentage errors but these are already given.

please help. Thank you

And also - My LaTex is not working properly - It doesn't recognize the spaces between the words from MathType. Anyone know why?

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