## When measuring the diameter of a cylinder the following measurements are obtained. 16.4 millimeters 16.8 millimeters 16

Question

When measuring the diameter of a cylinder the following measurements are obtained.
16.4 millimeters
16.8 millimeters
16.9 millimeters
16.6 millimeters
16.8 millimeters
Find the percent uncertainty in the measurements.
(Keep 2 decimal places in the percentage.)

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2 months 2021-07-21T12:31:04+00:00 1 Answers 2 views 0

a. 1.80 %

b. 0.60 %

c. 1.20 %

d. 0.60 %

e. 0.60 %

Explanation:

In order to calculate percent uncertainties in each case, we forst need to calculate the average value:

Average Diameter = (16.4 mm + 16.8 mm + 16.9 mm + 16.6 mm +16.8 mm)/5

Average Diameter = 16.7 mm

Now, the formula for percent uncertainty is:

% Uncertainty = (Uncertainty/Average) * 100 %

where,

Uncertainty = |Value – Average|

For Each Case:

a. 16.4 mm:

Uncertainty = |16.4 mm – 16.7 mm| = 0.3 mm

Therefore,

% Uncertainty = (0.3 mm/16.7 mm) * 100%

% Uncertainty = 1.80 %

b. 16.8 mm:

Uncertainty = |16.8 mm – 16.7 mm| = 0.1 mm

Therefore,

% Uncertainty = (0.1 mm/16.7 mm) * 100%

% Uncertainty = 0.60 %

c. 16.4 mm:

Uncertainty = |16.9 mm – 16.7 mm| = 0.2 mm

Therefore,

% Uncertainty = (0.2 mm/16.7 mm) * 100%

% Uncertainty = 1.20 %

d. 16.6 mm:

Uncertainty = |16.6 mm – 16.7 mm| = 0.1 mm

Therefore,

% Uncertainty = (0.1 mm/16.7 mm) * 100%

% Uncertainty = 0.60 %

e. 16.8 mm:

Uncertainty = |16.8 mm – 16.7 mm| = 0.3 mm

Therefore,

% Uncertainty = (0.1 mm/16.7 mm) * 100%

% Uncertainty = 0.60 %