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

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$$-0.06 \text{cm}$$

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$$+0.06 \text{cm}$$

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$$-0.04 \text{cm}$$

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$$+0.03 \text{cm}$$

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$$-0.03 \text{cm}$$

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$$+0.10 \text{cm}$$

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Kim Kardashian scribbled

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theguywhoisinscienceclub scribbled

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Shreya Majumdar scribbled

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

Pirvinnesh scribbled

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

mobittomob scribbled

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

Yap scribbled

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

maria scribbled

good? how do u find this easy

i cant understand can u plz explain

Asher scribbled

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?

mimi scribbled

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

Ashanti scribbled

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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