# Question #34fbb

##### 1 Answer

Oct 14, 2016

#### Explanation:

The equation for percent error is

Where **actual** mass and **measured** mass. Keep in mind that this equation *can* be used for things other than mass.

So in this case

Now the equation is

First, subtract the numbers inside the ***absolute value bars**

The absolute value of

Now the equation is

*About*

***Absolute value is the distance of a number from zero, so 1 and -1 both have an absolute value of 1. Basically, just make the solution of the numbers inside the absolute value bars positive.**