Unit 4, Lesson 8# Percent Error Problems

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Given the exact value of a quantity and an approximate value of the quantity, students use the absolute error to compute the percent error by using the formula. Students understand the meaning of percent error as the percent the absolute error is of the exact value. Students understand that when an exact value is not known, an estimate of the percent error can still be computed when given a range determined by two inclusive values (e.g., if there are known to be between 6,000 and 7,000 black bears in New York, but the exact number is not known, the percent error can be There are two cases in which percent error is discussed in the seventh grade curriculum. The following definitions are used throughout this module as the teacher presents students with examples and exercises for both cases.