Why is it important for scientists to calculate percent error?

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How do you calculate percent error in physics?

Take the difference between your experimental value and your known value, and divide that difference by your know value. Say you experimentally found the force of gravity to

How are the error and the percent error of a measurement calculated?

Take the correct value, subtract the value you got, and then divide that figure by the correct value. Then take the absolute value of that and multiply by 100. For example, sa

Describe how to find the percent error in a calculation?

Percent error is typically used to describe the difference between an expected value and an observed value (measured in an experiment). To calculate percent error, you must kn

What does it mean if you get a negative number when you calculate for percent error?

Depending on whether you subtract actual value from expected value or other way around, a positive or negative percent error, will tell you on which side of the expected val
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What is the percent error calculation used to determine?

When you calculateresults that are aiming for known values , the percent errorformula is useful tool for determining the precision of yourcalculations. The formula is given b