Enter the value of the lease significant figure on the device in decimal form (i.e 2.05 = .05) Implied Precision Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Implied Precision. 

Implied Precision Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Implied Precision.

IP = LSF (X) / 2

Variables:

  • IP is the Implied Precision (+/-)
  • LSF (X) is the value of the lease significant figure on the device in decimal form (i.e 2.05 = .05)

How to Calculate Implied Precision?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Implied Precision.


  1. First, determine the exact measurement read on the device. 
  2. Next, gather the formula from above = IP = LSF (X) / 2.
  3. Finally, calculate the Implied Precision.
  4. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

exact measurement read on the device = 4.25

IP = LSF (X) / 2 = ?