Problem: Assume that you have two graduated cylinders, one with a capacity of 5 mL and the other with a capacity of 50 mL.Which cylinder will give the more accurate measurement?

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We are asked to determine which of the graduated cylinders, 5 mL and 50 mLgives a more accurate measurement.

Recall that: Accuracy refers to how close the measurement is to the ‘true/actual value’. 

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Assume that you have two graduated cylinders, one with a capacity of 5 mL and the other with a capacity of 50 mL.


Which cylinder will give the more accurate measurement?

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