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What is percentage error?

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โˆ™ 2014-09-09 22:12:08

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Given a true value and the measured value,

  • the error is measured value - true value;
  • the relative error is (measured value - true value)/true value, and
  • the percentage error is 100*relative error.
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Percentage error is the guessing of an exact value. This is also known as estimating.

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