Accuracy Versus Precision Practice
Now, use the temperature measurements shown in the table above and the percent error formula also shown above to answer the questions in the "Percent Error Self-Quiz" below. Hints: The average of the values measured by each thermometer is shown towards the bottom of the table, and because the thermometers were used to measure the temperature of pure boiling water, the accepted value is 100 degrees Celsius.
Percent Error Self-Quiz
Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!