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Meenu asked:


A metre scale is calibrated at 0 degree celsius to give correct reading. Find the distance between 50 cm and 51 cm if the scale is used at 10 degree celsius. Coefficient of linear expansion of steel is 1.1×10-5

Answers given in two books are 1.00011cm and 0.99988 why this contradiction?

(The question is being posted at PhysicsForum.PlusTwoPhysics.com too so that visitors can readily reply with their answers and explanations)


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