Post a New Question

Science

posted by .

The sensitivity of a measuring instrument is the value of the smallest quantity that can be read or estimated with it. What is the smallest part of a centimeter that can be read with the following?
(a) a meterstick with markings at each millimeter
I tried
.01 mm
.05 mm
.1 mm
.01cm

all wrong..
(b) a digital caliper with a four-digit display
I tried
.0001 in
.01 mm
.01 in
all wrong as well

  • Science -

    For a I would think it could be estimated to the nearest 0.5 mm which is 0.05 cm.

    For b, the problem doesn't say what the digits mean; i.e., four-digit display of what length? If it is 1234 then it can be read to 1 in the last place, whatever that last place is.

  • Science -

    the caliper is .0005 cm

  • Science -

    I know the first one can be .5mm

  • Science -

    I just had the same question, and the 1st one is .05 cm, and the second is .0005 cm.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

More Related Questions

Post a New Question