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Calculate the quotient?

Calculate the quotient a=x/y of the approximate numbers x=5.762 and y=1.24 if all the digits of the dividend and the divisor are valid. Find the relative and the absolute errors.
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Sun,
 
When I calculated the quotient I got 4.64677419354838709. The relative errors, if I understand the meaning correctly is that the dividend has three decimal places of precision, whereas the divisor has only two decimal places of precision. The absolute error is determining to the appropriate precision that the quotient should be expressed as it has 17 decimal places of precision. I hope this helps.
 
Charles