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LO 4-4.2: Find the precision and greatest possible error of a measurement

1. Determine the precision of the measurement of the smallest subdivision. 2. Find half of the precision.

The smallest subdivision of in. is in.
The precision is .

The greatest possible error is in.

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Practice Exercises



This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A measurement is 2.65 m. Find the greatest possible error of this measurement:

 
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Question 2.
A measurement is 952 mL. Find the greatest possible error of this measurement:

 
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Question 3.
A measurement is 54 in. Find the greatest possible error of this measurement:

 
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Question 4.
A measurement is 17 in. Find the greatest possible error of this measurement:

 
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Question 5.
A measurement is 6.5 kg. Find the greatest possible error of this measurement:

 
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Question 6.
You have measured the length of a tabletop to be 14 inches to the nearest eighth of an inch. What is the range of acceptable measures?

 
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Question 7.
A measurement of 37 in. was measured to the nearest sixteenth of an inch. What is the range of acceptable measures?

 
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Question 8.
A measurement of 5.10 m was measured to the nearest hundredth of a meter. What is the range of acceptable measures?

 
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Question 9.
If you measured an item with the metric rule to the nearest 0.5 millimeter and your best reading of the rule was 53.5 millimeters, what is the range of acceptable measurements?

 
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Question 10.
If you are measuring with a meter stick that is divided into ten equal units, what is the most precise measure you can make?

 
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