Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 4 - Review - Page 207: 13


a. 0.01 cm b. 0.005 cm

Work Step by Step

For the measurement $17.00~cm$, we have a. The precision is $0.01 cm$ (because the last digit $0$ is in the $0.01$ place). b. The greatest possible error is one-half the precision: $$0.5\cdot 0.01 \ cm= 0.005 \ cm.$$
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