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Q:
# Mark estimates that the distance from his house to his school is 15.5 mi. The actual distance is 14.5 mi. To the nearest tenth of a percent, what is the percent error in Mark's estimate?

Accepted Solution

A:

The error is 1.0 mile, too large.

Write the ratio

1.0 mile

--------------- = 0.069

14.5 miles

Mark's estimate is 6.9% greater than the actual distance.

Write the ratio

1.0 mile

--------------- = 0.069

14.5 miles

Mark's estimate is 6.9% greater than the actual distance.