Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Scientific Measurement - 3.1 Using and Expressing Measurements - 3.1 Lesson Check: 18

Answer

Accuracy is a comparison between a measured/calculated value and its known/accepted value. Precision is a similar comparison between a measured value to a set of measurements made under similar situations. Finally, the error of a measurement is the difference between a measured value and its accepted value.

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Accuracy is a comparison between a measured/calculated value and its known/accepted value. Precision is a similar comparison between a measured value to a set of measurements made under similar situations. Finally, the error of a measurement is the difference between a measured value and its accepted value.
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