Posted by **Jailyn** on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:39pm.

Can someone explain to me the greatest possible error when finding the maximum and minimum possible lengths of something?? PLEASE!!!

- Math -
**Steve**, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 12:28pm
The error can be expressed as units, or as percentage.

Say you have a somewhat accurate ruler, and you measure a board. You find a length of 3m, but the lines on the ruler are rather blurred, so there's a chance of a 2mm error either way.

So, the actual length could be anywhere from 2.998m to 3.002m.

Or, if you're using an electronic device, maybe its specs say that it's accurate to 1%.

In this case, 1% of 3m = 3cm, so the real length could be from 2.97m to 3.03m.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Algebra 1 - Can someone explain to me the greatest possible error when finding ...
- Algebra 8th - Find the greatest possible error for each measurement. 953 mi 0.5 ...
- Math HELP - The table below shows the measured dimensions of a prism, and the ...
- Algebra 8th - Find the greatest possible error for the given measurement if it ...
- math - The length and breadth of a rectangular floor were measured and found to ...
- Math - A kitchen floor measures 10ft by 12 ft. Calculate the minimum area and ...
- pre-calculus - suppose a triangle has two sides of lengths a and b. if the angle...
- Math - Please Check My Answers - Please help me with the following two problems...
- math - Is it possible for the lengths of a right triangle to form a geometric ...
- Calculus Please Help - A continuous function f, defined for all x, has the ...