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?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2016

Answer:

The percent error is #2%#.

Explanation:

The formula for percent error is

Percent error#=abs((E-T)/T) * 100# where

E = experimental value and
T= theoretical or accepted value

Percent error #=abs((2.04-2.00)/2.00) * 100#

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