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Question: 

An electron and a 140-g baseball are each traveling 120 m/s measured to a precision of 0.065%. Calculate and compare the uncertainty in position of each.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 

$\Delta x_e \geq 1.5 \textrm{ mm, } \Delta x_b \geq 9.7 \times 10^{-33} \textrm{ m}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 28, Problem 9

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Chapter 28, Problem 9 is solved.

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