We are asked to determine which of the graduated cylinders, 5 mL and 50 mL, gives a more accurate measurement.
Recall that: Accuracy refers to how close the measurement is to the ‘true/actual value’.
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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