# Math

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Ryan estimates the measurement of the volume of a popcorn container to be 282 cubic inches. The actual volume of the popcorn container is 289 cubic inches. What is the relative error of ryan's measurement to the nearest thousandth?

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(289-282)/289, expressed as a decimal to three places.

That would be 0.024

You could put a minus sign in front of it to show it was lower than the true value, but that usually is not done.

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