Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 3:31pm.

If a thermometer is calibrated to the nearset degree, what part of a degree can you estimate the temperature it measures?

Doesn't it depend upon the spacing of the degree marks.

Spaced like this ||

or like this | |

would make a difference, wouldn't it?

For the usual spacing I have seen for a thermometer for use in a lab, I would think about 0.5 degree for one that reads -10 to 360 C.

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