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: 22

Answer

precision $\frac{1}{8}$ in GPE $\frac{1}{16}$ in

Work Step by Step

The smallest unit is $\frac{1}{8}$ inch, so that is the precision. Greatest possible error is half the precision. $GPE=\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{8}=\frac{1}{16}$
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