Pedro’s Drive-In servers a 15 ounce soft drink in a 16 ounce cup. He knows the cups are often filled to the top for 16 ounces of soft drink.

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Pedro’s Drive-In servers a 15 ounce soft drink in a 16 ounce cup. He knows the cups are often filled to the top for 16 ounces of soft drink. He also knows that his employees often fill the cup with 14 ounces of drink. What is the relative error of the amount of drink Pedro’s 15-ounce soft drink?

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Kinsley 1 week 2021-09-15T01:49:23+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-09-15T01:50:51+00:00

    Answer:

    0.067

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Relative error = δx = Δx/x = |Measured – Actual |/Actual

    Case 1: 16 oz

    δx = |16 – 15|/15 = 1/15 = 0.067

    Case 2: 14 oz

    δx = |14 – 15|/15 = 1/15 = 0.067

    The relative error is 0.067.

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