A bricklayer measured the length of a wall and obtained 4.10m. If the actual length of the wall is 4.25m, find his percentage error.

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To find the percentage error, we need to find the absolute difference between the measured value and actual value, divide it by the actual value, and then multiply by 100 to get a percentage.
Absolute difference = |actual value - measured value| = |4.25 - 4.10| = 0.15
Percentage error = (|actual value - measured value| / actual value) x 100%
Percentage error = (0.15 / 4.25) x 100% = 3.529% (rounded to 3 decimal places)
Therefore, the percentage error is approximately 3.529%, which corresponds to 3 9/17%.