# A vernier calipers has an error of 2% in length, 1% in breadth and 3% in thickness, What is the maximum percentage error in measuring volume with it?

Aug 20, 2017

Percentage error in volume is 6.11%

#### Explanation:

We have $\text{Volume"="Length"xx"Breadth"xx"Thickness}$

As error in measurement using vernier calipers is 2% in length, 1% in breadth and 3% in thickness,

percentage error in volume would be given by

$1.02 \times 1.01 \times 1.03 = 1.061106$

i.e. 6.1106~=6.11%