Accuracy vs Precision

By Anupum Pant

There’s a subtle difference between both the things, accuracy and precision. Which in reality is not so subtle for scientists and engineers to produce best results.

Accuracy is how close you can get to the perfect result. It improves as you get trained better, or you make more measurements, or your tool remains the same, but it is calibrated properly.

Precision is different. It is a measure of how often you can get the perfect result using the same method. It improves as you invest in better, high-precision tools.

Ted Ed explains it with an interesting story…

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