A student measured the length of a piece of twine that was 35.84 mm long. Her measurements were 37.52 mm, 37.54 mm, 37.57 mm and 37.55 mm. Which of the following statements is true?

A student measured the length of a piece of twine that was 35.84 mm long. Her measurements were 37.52 mm, 37.54 mm, 37.57 mm and 37.55 mm. Which of the following statements is true?

Question: A student measured the length of a piece of twine that was 35.84 mm long. Her measurements were 37.52 mm, 37.54 mm, 37.57 mm and 37.55 mm. Which of the following statements is true?

A) The measurements were accurate but not precise.

B) The measurements were precise but not accurate.

C) The measurements were both precise and accurate.

D) The measurements were neither accurate nor precise.

Answer: The correct answer is " B " i.e. " The measurements were precise but not accurate ".

Explanation: Accuracy refers to the nearness of a measured value to a standard or known value whereas Precision refers to the nearness of two or more measurements taken at a time to each other. Hence, B is correct.