# 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.

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$$\text{Zero Error }=-0.03 \text{cm}$$

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

$$\text{Zero Error }=+0.03 \text{cm}$$

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

$$\text{Zero Error }=-0.06 \text{cm}$$

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

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### 25 thoughts on “Practice On Reading A Vernier Caliper With Zero Error”

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

• Its actually correct

• Yess sister it isn’t

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

• count from right side to left on the vernier scale in case of negative error

• MY DOUBT ALSO IS THIS

• When the 0 of the venier caee scale is to the left of the main scale, you count backwards from 10. So the last one would be -0.06.

3. I really love this platform ..
Self learning is so easy and convenient here.
Thanks a lot to the developer

4. I don’t really understand the reading of vanier calipers

5. we dont count the line coinciding with the main scale I think π

6. how is the second error +0.03 is it not +0.04?

7. does anyone know how the zero error affects the depth rod of the Vernier caliper ? if it does then how ,if doesn’t then why?

8. The topic is explained in a simpler and understandable manner. It is really very helpful.

• Is it a joke!!!!!!

9. how this error became 0.03

• Dear Hamna…for negative zero error formula will be (10-coinciding div)*LC
So we have -(10-7)*0.01=-0.03 zero error????

• we dont count the line coinciding with the main scale I think π

10. vernier callipers its good for us future engineers but tough to read on my first day at secondary school whoosh it good to be provided online for readers

11. Thanks! I understand how to read off a vernier caliper already π