I'm not sure that anyone will be able to tell what your question isOriginally Posted by miavaro
from this but one interpretation (not the most likely, but this is the
interval arithmetic solution) will give:
RonL
I'm not sure that anyone will be able to tell what your question isOriginally Posted by miavaro
from this but one interpretation (not the most likely, but this is the
interval arithmetic solution) will give:
RonL
I would say that equally likely to CaptainBlack's answer would be the answers:Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
1) assuming the standard error in the measuring instrument is 0.2
2) using the propagation of errors technique.
(Define a function f = f(a, b), where we have measurements and . Then and . )
Lacking any other information, my best guess is that the propagation of errors answer (2) is the answer, though there are many statistical reasons for choosing either of the other two. It depends entirely on how the original error estimates were made.
-Dan