# Thermometers

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why arent thermometers truly accurate

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. First of all you haven't mentioned what kind of thermometer interests you. As for the temperature outside it would depend upon if the thermometer were in the sun, shade, etc. Here is a nice site explaining the accuracy of thermometers, or lack thereof!

www.ece.unb.ca/tervo/ee2791/intro.htm

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