The mass of a piece of steak is 500g to the nearest 10g. The percentage error of this measurement is: A) 1% B) 50% C) 5% D) 10%
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Originally Posted by thecoasterfreak The mass of a piece of steak is 500g to the nearest 10g. The percentage error of this measurement is: A) 1% B) 50% C) 5% D) 10% A. solution: the mass is between 495 and 504 mathematically, it is 499.5 +- 4.5. therefore, percentage error is (4.5/499.5)*100% = .9% ~= 1%
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