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# Why is it better to use a divider than a ruler, while measuring the length of a line segment?

**Solution:**

We will be using the concepts of Ruler and Divider to solve this.

While using a ruler for measuring the length of a line segment, we can experience two kinds of errors, such as the thickness of the ruler and angular viewing. To dismiss these errors, a divider is used to determine the accurate measurement.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 5 Exercise 5.1 Question 2

## Why is it better to use a divider than a ruler, while measuring the length of a line segment?

**Summary:**

It's better to use a divider than a ruler while measuring the length of a line segment since using the latter can lead to experiencing errors such as the thickness of the ruler and angular viewing, which can be dismissed using the divider.

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