You had to make a choice between the short meterstick and the long meterstick for the best
length and width measurements. Why did you choose the results you did? Compare the
statistical uncertainty (standard deviation) of each meterstick. If they are not the same, offer an
explanation for the improved precision.
Compare the statistical uncertainty (standard deviation) of a collection of measurements to the
precision of the individual measurem
ents. Generally, what do we lose when we take multiple
measurements? Why would you want to take multiple measurements of a quantity any time you