When measuring a room and you are off by 1 meter is that the same error as being off by 1 meter when measuring your home to school?

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  • qrk
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes and no. You don't say why you're off by 1 m.

    If your measuring device has a scaling error (slope) then measuring other distances will be off by the same factor (say 1.23 times).

    If your measuring device has an offset error (y-intercept), then other measurements will be off by 1 m if the scaling (slope) is properly calibrated.

  • 1 month ago

    assuming you mean "distance home to school"

    no, 1 meter out of a 4 meter room is 1 in 4, a 25% error, very large

    1 meter out of 10 km is 1 in 10000 or 0.01% error, very small

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