Not 23 minutes? Not 25 minutes? But 24 – 26 minutes. How precisely irritating.
Precision and accuracy are two different but oft confused words.
Precision is when you state a number to a highly determined degree. Like, “I weighed myself this morning and I weighed 140.329 pounds.”
Accuracy is when you state a number very close to its true value. “Actually you weigh closer to 160 pounds.”
Accurate and precise: “The population of Earth is 7.158 billion.”
Accurate but imprecise: “The population of Earth is about 7 billion.”
Precise but inaccurate: “The population of Earth is 2.586 billion.”
Imprecise and inaccurate: “The population of Earth is about 100.”
So now you know. Accurately and precisely.
Now where’s my beef? I reckon I’ll fry it for about 10 minutes.