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How to Calculate Percentage Error

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Which is true regarding percentage error?

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1. Which is NOT true regarding the formula for calculating the percentage error or something?

2. Your friend said that it rained 3 inches this past Sunday. You actually had measured the rain on Sunday, and it was only 2 inches. If you were to calculate the percentage error, what is the result number?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz will test your knowledge of the formula for percentage error and its application. An understanding of the correct order of the steps is also necessary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes:

  • What the percentage error shows
  • The steps in calculating the percentage error
  • Percentage Error Formula

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the calculation of percentage error in a given situation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on percentage error calculation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of the formula for calculating percentage error

Additional Learning

How to Calculate Percentage Error is a lesson that can teach you more about this process. The following is covered in the lesson:

  • Review the signs used in the calculation
  • List the steps involved in the correct order
  • Review an example of the calculation of percentage error
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