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# f.2maths 近似與誤差 (10分)

(a) The weight of a metal rod is measured to be 350 g, correct to 2 significant figures. Find the percentage error of the weight correct to the nearest 0.1%.

(b) The length of the metal rod is measured to be 98 mm, correct to 2 significant figures. Find the percentage error of the length correct to the nearest 0.1%.

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- STEVIE-G™Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
(a) The weight of a metal rod is measured to be 350 g, correct to 2 significant figures. Find the percentage error of the weight correct to the nearest 0.1%.

maximun absolute error =(1/2)(10)=5 g

the percentage error of the weight

=(maximun absolute error /The measured weight)*100%

=(5/350)*100%

=1.4%

(b) The length of the metal rod is measured to be 98 mm, correct to 2 significant figures. Find the percentage error of the length correct to the nearest 0.1%.

maximun absolute error =(1/2)(1)=0.5 mm

the percentage error of the weight

=(maximun absolute error /The measured weight)*100%

=(0.5/98)*100%

=0.5%