To be labeled as a jumbo egg, the egg is supposed to weight 2.5 oz. However, when Desmond buys a carton of jumbo eggs, the weight of one is 2.4 oz. What is the
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Question
To be labeled as a jumbo egg, the egg is supposed to weight 2.5 oz. However, when Desmond buys a carton of jumbo eggs, the weight of one is 2.4 oz. What is the percent error?
(Explain in a detailed way on how you got your answer)
(Explain in a detailed way on how you got your answer)
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1. User Answers iwillanswer
The percent error is 4.17 %
Solution:
To be labeled as a jumbo egg, the egg is supposed to weight 2.5 oz
When Desmond buys a carton of jumbo eggs, the weight of one is 2.4 oz
To find: percent error
Percent error is the difference between a measured and known value, divided by the known value, multiplied by 100%
[tex]\% \text { error }=\frac{\text {approximate value}\text {exact value}}{\text {exact value}} \times 100[/tex]
Here approximate value = 2.5 oz and exact value = 2.4 oz
[tex]\% \text { error }=\frac{2.52.4}{2.4} \times 100\\\\\% \text { error }= \frac{0.1}{2.4} \times 100 = 4.17[/tex]
Therefore percent error is 4.17 %