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Three properties that all numerical answers must have

  1. Aug 14, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This question being for my physics summer work states "List three properties that all numerical answers must have to be correct"


    2. Relevant equations
    None


    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. must be a numerical value?
    2. must show accuracy.
    3. must show precision.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2014 #2

    haruspex

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    Depends what is meant by a 'numerical answer'. If the questions asks for, say, the magnitude of a force to be calculated, would you consider the answer numerical? How would you specify a force?
     
  4. Aug 15, 2014 #3

    CWatters

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    I can think of something not on you list of three things but I can't think of a hint that doesn't just give you the answer. Perhaps best answer the question haruspex asked you to consider.
     
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