# Astudent measures the depth of a swimming pool to be 2.04 meters at its deepest end. The accepted value is 2.00 m. What is the student's percent error?

Nov 14, 2016

The percent error is 2%.

#### Explanation:

The formula for percent error is

Percent error$= \left\mid \frac{E - T}{T} \right\mid \cdot 100$ where

E = experimental value and
T= theoretical or accepted value

Percent error $= \left\mid \frac{2.04 - 2.00}{2.00} \right\mid \cdot 100$

=abs(.04/2.00) * 100 = .02 * 100 = 2%