General Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by University Science Books
ISBN 10: 1891389602
ISBN 13: 978-1-89138-960-3

Chapter 1 Chemistry and the Scientific Method - Problems - Page 35: 26



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\begin{align*}\text{percentage error}&=\frac{\text{average value}-\text{true value}}{\text{true value}}\cdot 100\\ &=\frac{352\text{ m}\cdot\text{s}^{-1}-344\text{ m}\cdot\text{s}^{-1}}{344\text{ m}\cdot\text{s}^{-1}}\cdot 100\\ &=2.32\%\end{align*}
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