Mathematics

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?

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1 Answer

  • 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{2.5-2.4}{2.4} \times 100\\\\\% \text { error }= \frac{0.1}{2.4} \times 100 = 4.17[/tex]

    Therefore percent error is 4.17 %