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Posted by **Godrick** on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 6:49am.

13. You measure the mass of a 0.500 kg (500 g) standard on your balance four times. The following measurements result: 498 g, 501 g, 499 g, 500 g. Which of the following best describes your balance? (Points : 3)

not precise and not accurate

not precise but accurate

precise and accurate

precise but not accurate

14. If a box has a length of 10.0 cm, a width of 15 cm, and a height of 5.0 cm, then what is its volume in m3?

(Points : 3)

7.5 × 104

7.5 × 103

7.5 × 102

750 × 102

15. What is the difference between 3.150 m and 2.006 m with the correct number of significant figures?

(Points : 3)

1 m

1.1 m

1.14 m

1.144 m

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**drwls**, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:14am13. The balance is not very precise. A good quality balance should have a precision (readability) if 0.01 grams. It is fairly accurate (free of bias), since the mean is within a standard deviation of the actual value.

I am not sure what the person who asked the question considers accurate and precise. One could justify different answers here.

14. None of those choices is correct. You may have failed to put a sign on an exponent. The correct value is 750 cm^3 = 750*10^-6 m^3 = 7.5*10^-4 m^3)

They asked for the answer in cubic meters.

15. 1.144 m

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