# Practice On Finding The Zero Error Of A Vernier Caliper

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Assuming that the jaws of the vernier calipers are tightly closed, find the zero error of the vernier calipers below.

If you encounter any difficulties or have forgotten how to read a vernier caliper, you can visit How to read a vernier caliper. $$-0.06 \text{cm}$$ $$+0.06 \text{cm}$$ $$-0.04 \text{cm}$$ $$+0.03 \text{cm}$$ $$-0.03 \text{cm}$$ $$+0.10 \text{cm}$$

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1. Can someone tell how to find zero error in a vernier Caliper . I don’t understand. Pls help thank you

2. nani?!

• ur not alone

3. Why is the zero error in the last one 0.1 cm, can someone please explain?

• Beacause it is counted from backwards and the line which correspobds is the 10th line which is also know as 0.10 cm (from right to left

4. I’m confused…how do u find out the value of zero error???

5. Thank you so much for this . It’s very good

• good? how do u find this easy
i cant understand can u plz explain

6. I understood positive zero error’s measurements but I don’t know how you find out all of the above negative zero errors. Suppose in the top most figure, zero error should have been -0.04cm as 4th line of vernier scale is in line with main scale, not the 6th one, so how did you calculate it to be 0.06cm. Could you explain it please?

• In the case of negative zero errors, the coinciding line which is suppose 0.04 in the first case is subtracted from the highest possible reading and hence the error is reported as 0.04 – (0.10) = -0.06com

• Asher,when its negative you start counting from the back of the callipers, thats just how l cae to understand that

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