Elementary Technical Mathematics

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

Chapter 4 - Review - Page 207: 9


a. 0.01 m b. the greatest possible error is $$0.005 \ m.$$

Work Step by Step

For the measurement $6.05~m$, we have a. The precision is $0.01~m$ (since the last digit $5$ is at $0.01$ precision). b. The greatest possible error is one-half the precision: $$0.5\cdot 0.01 \ m=0.005 \ m.$$
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