Why would you not like to use a measuring tape made of an elastic material like rubber to measure distance? What would be some of the problems you would meet in telling someone about a distance you measured with such a tape?


Answer :

(1) Elastic tapes are stretchable.

(2) So, the length of an elastic measuring tape will change each time due to stretching. So, it will not give a correct measurement of a distance.

(3) Therefore, we cannot use an elastic measuring tape to measure distance.

(4) While measuring the distance with an elastic tape, we will get different values of the same distance each time.

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