What is an error in measurement?

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A error in measurement is when the measurement taken is not actually correct. For instance, you measure a gap as 49 centimetres wide. You cut the plank of wood to fit that measurement. Then discover the wood you have just cut is too wide to neatly fit the gap. There has been an error in the measurement you have taken.

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