# Practice On Reading A Vernier Caliper With Zero Error

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The top image depicts the vernier caliper with its jaws tightly closed while the bottom image depicts the vernier caliper with its jaws closed on an object. Find the zero error and the correct reading 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. $$\text{Zero Error }=-0.03 \text{cm}$$

$$0.06 \text{cm}-(-0.03 \text{cm}) = 0.09 \text{cm}$$ $$\text{Zero Error }=+0.03 \text{cm}$$

$$1.06 \text{cm}-(+0.03 \text{cm}) = 1.03 \text{cm}$$ $$\text{Zero Error }=-0.06 \text{cm}$$

$$6.43 \text{cm}-(-0.06 \text{cm}) = 6.49 \text{cm}$$

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1. I think the zero error of the last question is not correct

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3. Please I still don’t get how the zero error is gotten when the vernier scale is left to the main scale

• You can refer to this post: “How to read a vernier caliper“. The explanation provided in the post is using a situation whereby the vernier scale is left of the main scale.

Alternatively, you can refer to this post: “Parallax error and zero error“.

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