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What is the least count of a vernier caliper?


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Determine the least count of a vernier caliper.

The smallest measurement that an instrument can take correctly is its least count.
Least Vernier caliper count=Smallest division on main scaleNumber of divisions on Vernier scale=1mm10divisions=0.1mm
Hence, the Vernier caliper least counts formula is derived by dividing the smallest reading of the main scale by the total number of divisions of the vernier scale.


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