## anonymous 5 years ago Alexis calculates the surface area of a gift box as 600square inches. The actual surface area of the gift box is 592 square inches. Find the relative error of Alexis' calculation expressed to as a decimal to the nearest thousandth.

The relative error is given by the relative difference, which is defined as$\frac{(final)-(initial)}{(initial)}$so here,$\frac{600-592}{592}=0.014$expressed to the nearest thousandth.