# What Is the Formula for Calculating True Position?

Last Updated Mar 28, 2020 9:37:24 AM ET

**The formula for calculating true position is true position tolerance = 2 x SQRT(XVAR ^{2} + YVAR^{2}).** In this instance, SQRT refers to a square root, XVAR refers to the amount of deviation from the basic dimension found in the X-axis, and YVAR refers to the amount of deviation from the basic dimension found in the Y-axis.

There are also web-based apps in addition to apps for iPhone, iPad and Android that can calculate true position without using the formula. Information such as position deviation on the Y-axis and X-axis will still need to be known in order to arrive at the correct conclusion.

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