Re: Please explain this phrase

Subject: Re: Please explain this phrase
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 09:28:06 -0400

Goober Writer wrote:

It means that if a scientist is conducting a study or
preparing notes on such a study, all measurements will
be recorded in one system, reducing the margin of
error associated with converting measurements between
English and metric systems.

Uhhh, no. It substantially reduces the probability of disastrous failure associated with misreading a measurement in one system for a measurement in the other system. But it should have no effect on the margin of error, which is a measure of the amount of uncertainty in any quantity, if I remember eleventh grade math correctly.

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