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    Hi all,

    I'm undertaking the section 3 of my Chemistry coursework and I'm having problems with the 'Uncertainty' section where I have to calculate the percentage error of each step of my method.
    I have investigated 5 different temperatures (0,10,20,30,40 and the error undertainty of my thermometer is +- 0.5degrees), and therefore have to calculate the % error of each of them, but when I put the values in this formula: (error uncertainty/reading)*100, it just doesn't make sense.

    For example when using 0degrees, you get (0.5/0)*100 which is impossible.

    Can anyone help me and/or work it out for me please?
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