p = ab where a = 271.00 +- 0.005m and b = 51.0 +- 0.05m find the maximum error. is it right to calculate this by $\displaystyle (.005/271 + .05/51) * (271*51)$ could some one please check if the answer is 13.805m
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yes that is correct.
Originally Posted by helmszee p = ab where a = 271.00 +- 0.005m and b = 51.0 +- 0.05m find the maximum error. is it right to calculate this by $\displaystyle (.005/271 + .05/51) * (271*51)$ could some one please check if the answer is 13.805m It depends on what you mean by maximum error. 271.005 * 51.05 = 13834.8 and this is the largest value the product can take. The smallest value it can take is: 270.995 * 50.95 = 13807.2 So these two represent errors of +/-13.8 RonL
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