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Accuracy of Balances

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The balance of mettles was 100.01g and sartorius was 100.01. Would you assume that since a balance reads 0.01g, it's weight is actually 0.01g?

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It cannot be assumed that if and when a balance reads to a certain decimal place, that it is accurate to that place. Most scientific balances have a standard to which they must perform to. Let's say that the standard is that each numeral digit must be accurate within 0.1 of a standard deviation.

In order to illustrate the standard, most balances will have a printed message on the scale ...

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