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Percent Error

  1. Nov 11, 2007 #1
    how do you find the percent error when the accepted value is 0? you would be dividing by 0 and that just doesnt work
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  3. Nov 12, 2007 #2


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    You have discovered the problem. There is no percent error.
  4. Nov 13, 2007 #3
    Could you explain yourself more clearly? What is it that you are trying to do?

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  5. Nov 13, 2007 #4
    its ok, i have it under control. The problem was that the accepted value of soemthing was 0, and in the percent error formula, you divide by the accpted value. so when i tried to find the percent error, i would get a number divided by 0 and so it would just give me an error.
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