Enter the side length (in) and the maximum side error (in) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Max Error. 

Max Error Formula

ME = 3*s^2*ds


  • ME is the Max Error (in^3)
  • s is the side length (in)
  • ds is the maximum side error (in)

To calculate Max Error, multiply the side length squared by 3, then multiply by the maximum side error.

How to Calculate Max Error?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Max Error.

  1. First, determine the side length (in). 
  2. Next, determine the maximum side error (in). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = ME = 3*s^2*ds.
  4. Finally, calculate the Max Error.
  5. 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.

side length (in) = 4.5

maximum side error (in) = 60