Elementary Technical Mathematics

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

Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 - Precision and Greatest Possible Error - Exercise - Page 166: 11


precision 0.0001 W GPE 0.00005 W

Work Step by Step

The position of the last significant digit (5) is the ten-thousandths place, so the precision is 0.0001. The greatest possible error is half the precision. $GPE=0.5\times0.0001=0.00005$
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