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Problem: The inside dimension of a box that is cubic is 28.2 cm on each edge with an uncertainty of 0.4 cm. Part B. What do you estimate to be the uncertainty in the calculated volume?

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We are asked to estimate the uncertainty in the calculated volume.


V = s3V = (28.2 cm)3

V = 22,425.77 cm3 


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The inside dimension of a box that is cubic is 28.2 cm on each edge with an uncertainty of 0.4 cm. 


Part B. What do you estimate to be the uncertainty in the calculated volume?

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