## Enter Number to find the Precision and Scale of

Determine the precision and accuracy (scale) of 56.789

Take precision first and then accuracy

##### Precision Definition:

The number of digits in the number

##### Precision Calculation for 56.789:

56.789 has **5** digits listed below

Digit 1 → 5

Digit 2 → 6

Digit 3 → 7

Digit 4 → 8

Digit 5 → 9

Precision = **5**

Precision = **5**

##### Accuracy Definition:

The number of digits to the __right__ of the decimal point

##### Accuracy Calculation for 56.789:

Digit to the right of the decimal place 1 → 7

Digit to the right of the decimal place 2 → 8

Digit to the right of the decimal place 3 → 9

Accuracy = **3**

Accuracy = **3**

##### What is the Answer?

Precision = **5**

Accuracy = **3**

##### How does the Accuracy and Precision Calculator work?

Free Accuracy and Precision Calculator - Given an integer or decimal, this determines the precision and accuracy (scale)

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### What 2 formulas are used for the Accuracy and Precision Calculator?

The precision of a number is defined by the number of digits in the number

Accuracy (scale) is the number of digits to the right of the decimal point

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### What 6 concepts are covered in the Accuracy and Precision Calculator?

- accuracy
- How close a measurement is to the true value
- decimal
- Number in the form a/b where the result is not a whole number
- digit
- Any of the numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) used to construct a number
- place value
- the numerical value that a digit has by its position in a number.
- precision
- number of digits in a number

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