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« on: October 05, 2005, 02:20:44 PM »
hey there,

i have a question.
i dont know whats the difference between a negative error and a positive error. could anyone explain them to me, please?



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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005, 09:57:10 PM »
Usually the positive and negative errors are the upper and lower limit of the value that you are looking at.

10.70 + 0.05 could be anywhere between 10.65 and 10.75

this is only a basic explanation (because I don't really know anymore ;))

someone else might have a fancy "error analysis" way of explaining it.
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