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?
- qrkLv 71 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.
- JohnLv 71 month ago
- billrussell42Lv 71 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