Ugh, greatest possible error and percent error is not my best friend.

How do I solve these problems...Ive never covered this stuff in school.

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- Oct 30th 2009, 09:57 AMLivinLifeerror and percent error
Ugh, greatest possible error and percent error is not my best friend.

How do I solve these problems...Ive never covered this stuff in school. - Oct 30th 2009, 10:23 AMmasters
Hi LivinLife,

What problems? I don't see any.

The Greatest Possible Error of a measurement is one half of the unit of measure to which the measure is being rounded.

Example: If you are measuring a length using inches, the greatest possible error would be 1/2 inch. If you measured in meters, the greatest possible error would be 50 cm (1/2 meter).

Per Cent Error = $\displaystyle \frac{\text{Observed value - True Value}}{\text{True Value}} \times 100$ - Oct 30th 2009, 10:27 AMLivinLife