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Homework Help: Is this a typo? Analog to digital sensor

  1. Sep 12, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    See picture.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    So, based on the two questions I looked at the graph and calculated the corresponding values
    a) 40 cm
    b) 200

    I checked the solutions which say:
    a) 40 cm
    b) 20 cm

    Is their answer for b) a typo, or am I reading it incorrectly?

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  3. Sep 12, 2014 #2


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    I think your answer is right.

    My guess is that initially the second question was similar to the first ie given readout lookup distance and was rewritten to do the reverse lookup of given distance lookup readout and the answer was never updated. If they had left the units of measure in the answer we would have known for sure.
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