In the previous blog posts, we answered

- Question 1 of 5 “What is machine epsilon?” and
- Question 2 of 5 “How do I find machine epsilon using MATLAB code?”
- Question 3 of 5: How is machine epsilon related to the number of bits used to represent a floating point number?
- Question 4 of 5: What is the significance of machine epsilon for a student in an introductory course in numerical methods

Here we answer the last question.

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