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December 21, 2014

December 21, 2014

Posted by **sally** on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 5:55pm.

the question was 'What is the relative error of the area to the nearest ten-thousand?'

Im confused about what is relative error and how can i get that?

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**bobpursley**, Friday, January 22, 2010 at 6:00pmrelative error = (observed-true)/true * 100 that is in percent.

Don't multiply by 100 if you want the decimal fraction. The way your question is worded, it doesn't want want percent...which is unusual, nearly always one uses percent in relative error.

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