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16 September, 18:30

A veterinarian estimated the weight of a puppy to be 9kg. The actual weight of the puppy was 9.5kg Find the absolute error and the percent error of the veterinarian's estimate. If necessary, round your answers to the nearest tenth.

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  1. 16 September, 20:16
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    The percent error is the absolute value of the measured value minus the actual value divided by the actual value. Multiplied by 100.

    So 9.5 - 9 / 9.5 = 0.05263

    0.05263 times 100 = 5.3%
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