Newspaper has love-hate relationship with math

posted on 3 Dec 2014 in Articles of Interest, Fun Pics

  • DrLex

    Well, this is not necessarily wrong. If 3 in 10 Americans say they are indifferent regarding math, and 3 in 10 say they love it, then 4 in 10 is still a majority.

    • Roger Telstar

      I suggest you see a statistics text, because that is wrong.

      • DrLex

        Both Oxford and Merriam-Webster include “the greater quantity or share” as definition for ‘majority’. Granted, those are not statistics texts, but neither is this news article.

    • jaeger8383

      By dictionary definition, probably true, however most statisticians make a distinction between majority (over 50%) and plurality (the greater share of several regardless of majority).

  • John Russell

    i rounded up

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