Environmental Science for AP* (2nd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464108684
ISBN 13: 978-1-46410-868-6

Chapter 1 - Module 3 - Scientific Method - AP Review Questions - Page 25: 2


(b) precise but not accurate

Work Step by Step

Precision means the closeness of two or more measurements to each other, Accuracy means how close the measured value is to a known value. The values are very near each other therefore the measurement is precise, however because it is very different from the known standard measurement the number in not accurate.
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