Percentage differencePercentage difference

You may be asked to determine the percentage difference between experimental values and accepted
values. ‘Experimental values’ are those that are derived from measurement or calculation, whereas
‘accepted’ or ‘theoretical’ values are values that are accepted by the scientific community.
The percentage difference between an experimental and accepted value is determined as follows:
Percentage Difference = (Experimental value – Accepted Value /Accepted Value) x 100