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I am having trouble with this questions. I know the definitions of accuracy and precision but i don't know what word i need to put in to get the correct answer. Please help.

When you make a measurement, accuracy is how [1] the measurement is to the actual value, whilst precision is how [2] the measurement is.

[1]=close which i got the mark for but what can i put for [2].

EDIT: Got it, the word was consistent...
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I am having trouble with this questions. I know the definitions of accuracy and precision but i don't know what word i need to put in to get the correct answer. Please help.

When you make a measurement, accuracy is how [1] the measurement is to the actual value, whilst precision is how [2] the measurement is.

[1]=close which i got the mark for but what can i put for [2].

EDIT: Got it, the word was consistent...
Accuracy is getting repeatable results that have same or similar values so yeah consistent values

Precision is how accurate the results or method is.
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