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: 17


precision 0.1 cm GPE 0.05 cm

Work Step by Step

The position of the last significant digit (the zero to the right of the other significant digits and the decimal) is the tenths place, so the precision is 0.1. The greatest possible error is half the precision. $GPE=0.5\times0.1=0.05$
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