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anonymous
 4 years ago
Did a density lab, is it bad that I have an 11.1% error?
anonymous
 4 years ago
Did a density lab, is it bad that I have an 11.1% error?

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UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how did you measure density

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0With a ruler and triple beam balance

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how many measurements did you take and to what uncertainty

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03 trials to the hundereths

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh, +.1 for volume, +/.01 for mass

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what was the substance that you were measurement what at were you comparing it to?

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if your volume was of unit order, i.e, ~1 then your error comes almost entirely from your volume error

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh, so I just messed up on the volume some how and did good on the mass?

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well if you cannot measure your volume within 10% error, then an 11.1% eroor in your final measurement is fine

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Gotcha, thanks so much

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(there might be a simple way to reduce your error in volume measurement ; if you are measuring a unit cube, you could measure the length of 3 and then divide by three
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