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Wed May 26, 2021, 01:43 PM

If you can't understand math as it applies

to often wrong news articles you should read just this one book: https://www.amazon.com/Innumeracy-Mathematical-Illiteracy-Its-Consequences/dp/0809058405 -it explains how to deal with published numbers...

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flotsam May 2021 OP
Midnight Writer May 2021 #1
ProfessorGAC May 2021 #2
flotsam May 2021 #3

Response to flotsam (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 04:19 PM

1. My pet peeve is news articles that throw out a bunch of meaningless numbers without context.

Often you look into a shocking statistic and find out is very misleading.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Wed May 26, 2021, 04:29 PM

2. For Instance, 53% Of Republicans...

...think T***p is still the real president.
A stunning number until context shows this is 53% or 24%, or just more than 1 in 8.
So, 7 out of 8 Americans are highly unlikely to believe that fairy tale, but 53% ends up in the headline.
This happened Monday.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Wed May 26, 2021, 07:46 PM

3. That is covered in this book N/T

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