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Question regarding AES

  1. Jul 29, 2008 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I was given a problem with some calculations that were made by AES.

    I know that im suppose to plug in the equations into some of my beers law formulas but the question given says that in one test the AES readings were below the detection limit. Should I put in a 1 or a 0 for that part of the formula if the readings were below detection limit?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I would assume that you are to put 1 in for this value as to avoid having a zero in the denominator and/or multiplying the whole equation by zero... but who knows.
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  3. Jul 31, 2008 #2


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    I would discard that datapoint.
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