Which of the following


Which of the following measurements is most precise?

(a) 5.00 mm

(b) 5.00 cm

(c) 5.00 m

(d) 5.00 km



Key concept: Precision is the degree to which several measurements provide answers very close to each other. It is an indicator of the scatter in

the data. The lesser the scatter, higher the precision.

Let us first check the units. In all the options magnitude is same but units of measurement are different. As here 5.00 mm has the smallest unit. All

given measurements are correct upto two decimal places. However, the absolute error in (a) is 0.01 mm which is least of all the four. So it is most


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